Ron Mullin is a Concord attorney and mediator with 35 years’ experience. He served... more
Ron Mullin is a Concord attorney and mediator with 35 years’ experience. He served on the Concord City Council and as Mayor. His practice focuses on representation of small businesses, family estate and care planning - creating wills and trusts, elder law matters such as Medi-Cal long term care and administration of probates and trusts. He is recognized as an excellent mediator, handlin... view profile
Robin L. Klomparens is a partner in the law firm of Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens... more
Robin L. Klomparens is a partner in the law firm of Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens Youmans LLP. Ms. Klomparens specializes in income, state and local estate and gift taxation. She advises clients on business transactions, entity formation (profit and non-profit), state and federal tax audits and litigation matters, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and serves as a consultant... view profile
I'm a proud father of two teenagers, and with them a 2012 recruit into the Society... more
I'm a proud father of two teenagers, and with them a 2012 recruit into the Society for Creative Anachronism ( SCA ). In that group I am in training for European medieval-style fighting - with swords and suits of armor - though I may never catch up with my daughter's abilities in this sport. Since 1986 I have played tuba with the California Repercussions, a semi-professional pep band made u... view profile
Helping families achieve the best solutions during difficult times. The Law Offices... more
Helping families achieve the best solutions during difficult times. The Law Offices of Gary D. Sparks is a full-service family law, divorce and estate planning (and soon-to-include probate) law practice dedicated to helping clients and their families resolve difficult and emotional legal issues during some of the most challenging times in life. Attorney Gary D. Sparks is a graduate o... view profile
I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area my entire life, except for the period of... more
I have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area my entire life, except for the period of time I attended UC Davis to pursue my undergraduate education. I hope to assist individuals from all walks of life with their legal issues, because I believe everyone deserves to have access to an attorney regardless of their economic situation.
After almost 30 years in practice I now focus exclusively on fiduciary services as a... more
After almost 30 years in practice I now focus exclusively on fiduciary services as a Trustee, decedents' estate administrator, Guardian Ad Litem and advocate for family harmony. Working with those who are less capable of managing their own affairs offers emotional rewards far greater than just the remuneration. It is a calling.
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.
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