I received the California State Bar specialist designation in Estate Planning, Trust,... more
I received the California State Bar specialist designation in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate law in 2010. My practice focuses on estate planning for high net worth individuals by implementing a team approach to planning with the client's CPA, financial advisor, and insurance advisor. In addition to my legal work, I provide pro bono help to Churches and religious ministries (also on the fo... view profile
I am dedicated to improving the lives of seniors, baby boomers and young families... more
I am dedicated to improving the lives of seniors, baby boomers and young families with proper estate planning tools such as living trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and guardianships for minors. I speak often in public to senior communities focusing on education and empowerment.
I have apassion for assisting clients with their estate planning needs - their... more
I have apassion for assisting clients with their estate planning needs - their future and their families. I graduated from New York University School of Law - receiving an LL.M in Taxation. NYU is recognized by all as being the premier Law School for this program, world wide. My first case out of NYU with a very large law firm was handling the estate for one of the Firm's young female attorneys... view profile
Michele Carmeli has been a practicing attorney in Orange County, California for the... more
Michele Carmeli has been a practicing attorney in Orange County, California for the past 27 and has handled a wide variety of litigation matters. Most recently, she was lead trial counsel in an elder abuse action in which her client received a statement of decision with damages of approximately $3.8 million. For the past five years, Ms. Carmelis work has been in trust and estate litigation, whe... view profile
Mike’s practice of 30 + years is exclusively devoted to estate planning, values... more
Mike’s practice of 30 + years is exclusively devoted to estate planning, values based planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, planning for affluent families, business entity and succession planning, and asset protection and probate law. He was a partner in a litigation firm in the 1980s and early 90s before choosing the above areas of law for his own practice in ... 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.