Permit me to assist you in planning for the two things that matter most ...... more
Permit me to assist you in planning for the two things that matter most ... everything you own and everyone you love. My staff and I provide innovative guidance to create practical solutions that accomplish our clients' goals and objectives in the areas of wealth transfer strategies, estate planning, and probate law. I have been certified as a specialist by the California State Bar Board of Leg... view profile
Living Trusts, Wills, and Estate Planning Malachowski and Associates has litigated... more
Living Trusts, Wills, and Estate Planning Malachowski and Associates has litigated complex probate issues including loans against future interest taken against inheritance by beneficiaries, joint tenancy issues, successfully asking the court to deem documents nunc pro tunc, where the action has retroactive legal effect, as though it had been performed at a particular earlier time, and overcomi... view profile
I am admitted to practice law in all courts of the State of California and the... more
I am admitted to practice law in all courts of the State of California and the District Court for the Northern District of California. I am a member of theSan Mateo County Bar Association . I am a native of Belmont, California, and look forward to serving clients throughout the state of California. I aim to serve my clients without the pretense and ego exhibited by many other lawyers. I pride m... view profile
Welcome to Steve Rudd's Cupertino law office! Steve Rudd is a qualified, experienced... more
Welcome to Steve Rudd's Cupertino law office! Steve Rudd is a qualified, experienced and affordable estate planning attorney whose solo law practice has been limited to writing trusts and wills, administering trusts, and probating estates for over twenty five years.
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.