I am blessed with an amazing wife and three small children. We love to spend time... more
I am blessed with an amazing wife and three small children. We love to spend time together exploring the beauty that southern California has to offer. I am also a classically-trained violinist and celtic fiddle player, with a particular soft spot for the music of Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. "The Lover's Waltz" was the first tune I played for my future wife, and the first dance at our wedding. ... view profile
Annette Dawson-Davis is an attorney, licensed to practice in California.Her family... more
Annette Dawson-Davis is an attorney, licensed to practice in California.Her family has lived in Ventura County since the 1860s. Her Great Great Grandfather, John Young Saviers, was the first elected judge on the Oxnard Plain. She teaches free estate planning classes at the Camarillo Health Care District. She is the only Estate Planning attorney endorsed by the Ventura County Retired Teachers As... view profile
Professional Memberships Stephen Wood is a licensed practicing attorney in... more
Professional Memberships Stephen Wood is a licensed practicing attorney in California. His expertise focuses on Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Probate, Elder Law, and Non-Profit and Tax-Exempt Organizations. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association and the Ventura Bar Association (Barristers board member, Estate Planning Section). He is also a m... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.