I believe the most important estate planning objectives are protecting what you have... more
I believe the most important estate planning objectives are protecting what you have earned, and planning to provide for your loved ones. My mission is to ensure your estate plan faithfully reflects your desires and safeguards your assets. I will work with you on a continual basis to update your plan so that it always suits your lifestyle. I take pride in helping families and individuals plan... 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
I am an experienced California attorney with a practice emphasis in probate, estates,... more
I am an experienced California attorney with a practice emphasis in probate, estates, trusts and litigation related thereto. I am also experienced in business formation, business transactions and business litigation. My blog is found at www.californiaestatelawyerblog.com and my website is at www.newportbeachbusinesslawyer.com. While I am licensed as a CPA I have always practiced l... view profile
Jeffrey R. Matsen is a graduate of Brigham Young University, cum laude, and received... more
Jeffrey R. Matsen is a graduate of Brigham Young University, cum laude, and received his law degree with honors (Order of the Coif) from the UCLA School of Law.Jeff served as a Captain in the US Marine Corps and is the Founder and Managing Partner of Matsen Voorhees Law, the Estate Planning and Business Transactions Department of the Orange County California law firm of Bohm Matsen.Matsen Voorh... view profile
My wife Susan and I live in Placentia with our four kids - Josh, Jacob, Dylan and... more
My wife Susan and I live in Placentia with our four kids - Josh, Jacob, Dylan and Marlee. We attend Friends Community Church. When I'm not busy working, playing with family or helping coach my kids' baseball, I am usually in the garage covered in sawdust while pursuing my woodworking hobby.
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.