Mr. Des Roches is certified as a specialist in probate, estate planning and trust... more
Mr. Des Roches is certified as a specialist in probate, estate planning and trust law by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Des Roches’ extensive experience in estate planning ranges from basic estate plans to more complex and sophisticated estate plans. He has a wealth of experience in administering both modest and large trusts/estates. Mr. Des Roches also handle... view profile
Clients include banks, business entities, professional and private fiduciaries,... more
Clients include banks, business entities, professional and private fiduciaries, fellow estate planning attorneys, high net worth individuals, heirs, beneficiaries, creditors and purchasers. In addition to his estate planning practice, Mr. Simpson possesses a breadth of trial experience regarding will and trust contests based upon undue influence, testamentary and contractual capacity, unjust en... 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.