I practice exclusively in the area of estates and trusts and am first and foremost... more
I practice exclusively in the area of estates and trusts and am first and foremost committed to treating my clients as I would want my most beloved family members to be treated by a trustworthy advisor. My approach to planning is wholistic, which allows individuals and families to forge and articulate their complete human legacy as opposed to merely their financial legacy. I take the time to g... view profile
Rebecca's undergraduate degreein Social Work carries forward in her caring and... more
Rebecca's undergraduate degreein Social Work carries forward in her caring and passionate attitude toward representing her clients in tax issues, including tax levies, offer in compromise. Her practice includes preparing trust plans (trust, pour over will, health care directive, and power of attorney) for her clients and assisting clients selecting and forming their business entity (S Corp, C C... view profile
Marlene Pappas Getchell has been certified by the State Bar of California as a... more
Marlene Pappas Getchell has been certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law for over 15 years. She specializes in representing clients by writing wills and trusts, probating wills and administering trusts and in trust and estate litigation. Marlene Pappas Getchell also represents clients seriously injured in automobile accidents.
Shirlene opened the doors of her law firm, Bastar and Associates, nearly 20 years... more
Shirlene opened the doors of her law firm, Bastar and Associates, nearly 20 years ago, and has cultivated a loyal list of clients who rely on her expertise. She practices in both Utah and California, with emphasis on customized estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and small business owners with complex, multi-faceted legal needs. Her practice also includes a wide variety of corporate ... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.