Megan Galarneau is an associate attorney with Shore, McKinley & Conger, LLP, whose... more
Megan Galarneau is an associate attorney with Shore, McKinley & Conger, LLP, whose practice focuses on wealth and estate planning, business succession planning, probate, trust law, business law and Medi-Cal planning. In 2007, Ms. Galarneau graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2011, she earned her Juris Doctor from Santa Clara Uni... 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.