Bob has been practicing law in San Mateo since 1982. He is a native of the peninsula.... more
Bob has been practicing law in San Mateo since 1982. He is a native of the peninsula. Interests include rowing, tennis and soccer when he is not practicing law. Bob is married to Chris Vale. The couple has one child, Harrison, who currently attends Berkeley.
After we had each practiced as sole practitioners (in another San Mateo location)... more
After we had each practiced as sole practitioners (in another San Mateo location) for more than 20 years, my wife Margaret and I formed our own law firm in January 2010 and moved to our current location. I continue to practice family law primarily, and have recently expanded into trust administration. In the family law area, I strongly prefer to serve as mediator or as collaborative coun... view profile
I am a principal at Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc., a Certified Specialist in... more
I am a principal at Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc., a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law with the State Bar of California Board of Specializaion, and have an LL.M. in taxation. I am priviledged to have been requested, on numerous occasions, to speak to other estate planning attorneys on updates on the law and other legal topics. I truly enjoy assisting my clients a... 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.