Monte Sereno Trusts Lawyers — 32 found

Lawyers with

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1.0 to 10.0


  1. Monte Sereno Trusts Attorney Benjamin James Sowards

    Benjamin Sowards

    Extended Biography: Mr. Sowards' practice is focused on advising small and family owned businesses with their general corporate needs. Mr. Sowards also helps his clients transfer... more
    Licensed for 11 years - 20 Min Free Consultation
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  2. Monte Sereno Trusts Attorney Gregory Andrew Broiles

    Gregory Broiles

    I grew up in Riverside, Californa and Pasadena, California. I went to law school in Eugene, Oregon and then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1996. I now divide my time between... more
    Licensed for 12 years - $360/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.0

  3. Monte Sereno Trusts Attorney Robert Paul Bergman

    Robert Bergman

    Hi, this is estate planning attorney Bob Bergman. I have been helping families in the Silicon Valley (and beyond) with their estate planning needs for over 30 years. I'm a Certified... more
    Licensed for 35 years - $400-$500/hour
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.1

  4. Monte Sereno Trusts Attorney Roy Wayne Litherland

    Roy Litherland Pro

    Protecting your life's work. Adding clarity to the future. Providing unsurpassed professionalism.
    Licensed for 40 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    9.6

    408-356-9200
  5. Monte Sereno Trusts Attorney Janis Ann Carney

    Janis Carney

    I have been a member of Rotary International, serving in two Rotary Clubs, since 1993 and am committed to the ideals of Rotary, especially "Service Above Self". My husband Tom and I... more
    Licensed for 25 years - Retainer (Sometimes)
    AVVO
    RATING

    10.0

  6. Monte Sereno Trusts Attorney Carol Elias Zolla

    Carol Zolla

    Carol Elias Zolla is a lawyer specializing in Estate Planning, Probate and Trusts.
    Licensed for 19 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.7

  7. Monte Sereno Trusts Attorney Michael David Brayton

    Michael Brayton

    Client Review: Michael helped my husband and I set up our Family Trust and Wills for the first time. He was ve...
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    Licensed for 47 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    7.6

  8. Monte Sereno Trusts Attorney Marleen Ruth Brady Kuttner

    Marleen Kuttner

    Client Review: I had Ms. Brady assist me with setting up my Trust and a few revisions to my trust. She assisted...
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    Licensed for 21 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    6.7

  9. Monte Sereno Trusts Attorney Michael George Desmarais

    Michael Desmarais

    Los Gatos, CA Trusts Attorney
    Licensed for 42 years
    Not yet reviewed
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.0

  10. Monte Sereno Trusts Attorney Joyce Warshaw Levy

    Joyce Levy

    Client Review: Joyce has completed our living trust, as well as trusts for family members and friends
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    Licensed for 30 years
    AVVO
    RATING

    8.0

Trusts

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.