I am a California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust &... more
I am a California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. This specialization is distinguished by the fact that out of 182,000 active attorneys in California, only 984 are currently certified legal specialists in the area of Estate Law (as of August 2014). I do work in wills, trusts, probate, trust administration, durable powers of attorney, advance healt... 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 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.
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.