Nicole R. Plottel~Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by... more
Nicole R. Plottel~Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. As Managing Partner of the Estate & Long Term Care Planning Center, Ms. Plottel focuses her practice in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Long Term Care Planning, and Estate Administration, with an emphasis in Medi-Cal & Veteran’s Benefits. ... view profile
Shawn T. McCammon is the owner and managing shareholder of Liberty Law. Shawn has... more
Shawn T. McCammon is the owner and managing shareholder of Liberty Law. Shawn has worked with both individuals and business owners in the State on various matters over the last several years. As a former litigator and in-house counsel for a large North State retailer, Shawn brings the unique mix of having both litigated cases and learned what it takes to avoid the litigation in the first place.... view profile
I help clients with their estate planning - wills and trusts, including special... more
I help clients with their estate planning - wills and trusts, including special needs trusts, health care directives, powers of attorney, and conservatorships - and their estate administration - probate, trust administration, and related statutory accountings. I also offer my services in mediation, business, and real estate matters. In addition to my private practice, I volunteer at 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.