I am a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. I handle a... more
I am a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. I handle a wide range of estate planning, trust and probate matters, but a significant amount of my time is spent in post-death matters including probate and trust administration. I am an active member of the community having served on the local school board, the board for Leadership Morgan Hill as well as the Rotary Club ... view profile
I believe that clients should be made aware of what to expect and not expect when... more
I believe that clients should be made aware of what to expect and not expect when initiating litigation and when engaging my services. I do my best to inform the client what may and may not happen in a case and what the possible outcomes may be. It is my job to represent the client and his or her interests as best I can, while always taking into consideration how best to minimize litigation exp... 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.