I have been practicing law for over 35 years, mainly in the nine San Francisco Bay... more
I have been practicing law for over 35 years, mainly in the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. My practice emphasizes litigation, most of which concerns estate and trust disputes, such as will and trust contests, financial elder abuse prosecution, and other property ownership matters.Myclients have included individuals, charities, educational institutions, and professional and institutional ... view profile
I'm a proud father of two teenagers, and with them a 2012 recruit into the Society... more
I'm a proud father of two teenagers, and with them a 2012 recruit into the Society for Creative Anachronism ( SCA ). In that group I am in training for European medieval-style fighting - with swords and suits of armor - though I may never catch up with my daughter's abilities in this sport. Since 1986 I have played tuba with the California Repercussions, a semi-professional pep band made u... view profile
I am an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of trust and estate law. I... more
I am an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of trust and estate law. I prepare estate plans from the simple will to the complete family complex trust package. I advise and assist trustees in administering trusts. I advise beneficiaries of trusts as well. When an estate requires a probate administration, I guide and represent the executor or administrator through the entire process. I a... 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.