Thomas Reid received his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific,... more
Thomas Reid received his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. Prior to law school, he studied Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada in Reno, Nevada. Tom is currently licensed to practice law in California and Oregon. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, the University of Ne... view profile
Trudy and Generations were showcased in a feature SacramentoBusiness Journal article... more
Trudy and Generations were showcased in a feature SacramentoBusiness Journal article called, "Estate Fate ."She was quoted extensively in Comstock's magazine in the articles "Death and Taxes ," "The Wizards of Cause ," "Life and Taxes ," and "Estating the Obvious. " She has appeared regularly in the Sacramento Bee in their Ask the Expert feature column. Trudy has also been quoted as a respected... view profile
Education Ms. Mayer graduated from the University of California, Davis with degrees... more
Education Ms. Mayer graduated from the University of California, Davis with degrees in Political Science and Communications. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law with a Certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice. Awards and Honors During law school, Heather Mayer was recognized with the Award for Best Oral Advocate and the Pro Bono Award. Ms. Maye... view profile
Robin L. Klomparens is a partner in the law firm of Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens... more
Robin L. Klomparens is a partner in the law firm of Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens Youmans LLP. Ms. Klomparens specializes in income, state and local estate and gift taxation. She advises clients on business transactions, entity formation (profit and non-profit), state and federal tax audits and litigation matters, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and serves as a consultant... view profile
I am a hometown attorney that handles Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Medi-Cal... more
I am a hometown attorney that handles Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Medi-Cal planning and VA Aid Attendance planning focusing on the needs of elders as well as Special Needs Trusts for those with disabilities. I also handle Probate matters, decedent's estates, trust administration, conservatorship and guardianship.
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.