A Personal Approach
To Planning
for Your Future
Serving Seal Beach & Beyond Since 1974

Estate Planning & Probate and Business Law Attorney in Seal Beach, California

Planning for the future of your estate or your business can be complicated. From piles of legalese-filled documents to important decisions that will impact your success down the line, there is an overwhelming amount of tasks that need to be completed. That's where I come in. I strive to help my clients plan for tomorrow, protect their families, and build thriving businesses. Schedule a free consultation today with my firm, Stanley R. Hartford, A Professional Corp., to discover how I can help you.

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Stanley R. Hartford

Attorney at Law

Since 1974, I've dedicated my personal and professional life to serving my community. I have worked with several nonprofit organizations, coached local softball teams, and even opened this firm in order to help the people of Seal Beach and the surrounding areas. Every day, I get the opportunity to pursue my passion by making a difference in the lives of others. While my extensive experience, skills, and proven track record of success are above the rest, what truly sets me apart is my personal approach to the law. I genuinely care about each and every individual who comes to me for guidance, and I strive to build lasting relationships with my clients. Reach out to me today to tell me your story. Together, we can strive to write the next chapter.


Let's Get Down to Business.

Choose the Entity that's Right for You.

Decisions regarding entity formation can be some of the most difficult, yet most impactful, to make. Don't make them alone. From sole proprietorships to partnerships to LLCs, I want to ensure that you consider all of your options, then stand by your side as you determine the legal structure that best fits your financial abilities and goals for the future.

Set Yourself Up for Future Success.

Once your new business is up and running, you may think there is only smooth sailing ahead. Unfortunately, it is common for legal issues to arise as you grow your operations. Let me strive to provide the guidance you need to draft iron-clad contracts, resolve conflicts, and overcome any obstacles that may stand between you and your business's ability to succeed.

Don't Leave Your Family Without a Comprehensive Plan

When it comes to legal matters as personal as estate planning, turn to an attorney who truly cares about helping his clients. Turn to me. For more than four decades, I have been providing counsel to individuals and families facing the difficulties of planning for the future or navigating probate.

From drafting wills and establishing trusts to determining conservatorships and guardianships, I want to help you build a comprehensive estate plan that includes the documentation necessary to protect your assets, your children, and your best interests. Failing to outline your final wishes before you pass away can leave your loved ones wondering about the administration of your estate when they should instead be focusing on grieving. Take action now to minimize the stress your family members will face down the line.

I approach every estate planning case with compassion, courtesy, and authenticity. In choosing me to be your attorney, you can trust that you're putting your future in the hands of a genuinely passionate advocate. If you have questions or concerns along the way, don't hesitate to reach out. I will be happy to provide clarity, seek answers, or simply offer a listening ear. I'll be here for you through every step of the planning process.

If you want to start making plans to safeguard your estate and protect your loved ones after you pass away, schedule a free initial consultation with my firm, Stanley R. Hartford, A Professional Corp., in Seal Beach, California, today. I proudly represent families and individuals in the surrounding areas, including Long Beach and Los Alamitos.