I am a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. I also am a... more
I am a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. I also am a past Sacramento Bee estate planning and trust "expert." I also have been rated "AV" by Martindale Hubbell which is their highest rating. Contact me with all your probate and trust law issues. I look forward to helping you out.
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
I am a family oriented person who understands the emotionally charged nature of a... more
I am a family oriented person who understands the emotionally charged nature of a family law case. I advocate to keep children safe and keep families together. My goal is to achieve a resolution that is both reached amicably and is practical in nature. If you care, we care!
Adam S. Shiells earned his undergraduate degree in Legal Studies from the University... more
Adam S. Shiells earned his undergraduate degree in Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the law in 2011. While attending UC Hastings, Mr. Shiells received awards for both his skilled advocacy and academic performance. Since joining White, Oliver & Amundson in June of 2012, Mr. Shiells h... 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.