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.
Our law firm is uniquely able to assist you with your estate planning, estate... more
Our law firm is uniquely able to assist you with your estate planning, estate administration, tax and business needs. Our philosophy is to put you in a position to succeed, including avoiding litigation, understanding your options and the tax consequences, and utilizing advanced techniques for business succession and personal estate planning. We are committed to building a lifetime relationshi... view profile
Trudy and Generations were showcased in a feature SacramentoBusiness Journal article... more
Trudy and Generations were showcased in a feature SacramentoBusiness Journal article called, "Estate Fate ."She was quoted extensively in Comstock's magazine in the articles "Death and Taxes ," "The Wizards of Cause ," "Life and Taxes ," and "Estating the Obvious. " She has appeared regularly in the Sacramento Bee in their Ask the Expert feature column. Trudy has also been quoted as a respected... view profile
I am a smart and sassy attorney who provides estate planning, probate and trust... more
I am a smart and sassy attorney who provides estate planning, probate and trust administration services for individuals and families with compassion, grace and heart. The joy in my practice comes from my ability to do the following: (i) help older clients preserve their dignity while making difficult decisions regarding asset management and transitions into assisted living; (ii) protect asse... view profile
I have been with Wilke Fleury since graduating from law school in 1986. I became a... more
I have been with Wilke Fleury since graduating from law school in 1986. I became a partner of the firm in 1992. After completing some schooling in Germany and while pursuing a career as a newspaper reporter in Europe and the United States, I received Bachelor Degrees in Journalism and German in 1983 from California State University, Northridge. I received my Juris Doctorate degree in 1986 from ... view profile
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.