Mercy Hall is an associate attorney with Myers Urbatsch, representing clients in... more
Mercy Hall is an associate attorney with Myers Urbatsch, representing clients in special needs planning, conservatorship, trust administration, probate, and estate planning matters. A significant portion of her work involves planning for disabled and elderly individuals who are receiving public benefits. A Bay Area native, Mercy graduated summa cum laude from Integral Program at St. Mary’s... view profile
As a working mother of two young children, I understand how hard it is to find time... more
As a working mother of two young children, I understand how hard it is to find time to deal with your own affairs during the day. For this reason, I try to accomodate my clients to the best of my ability by driving to them when they cannot come to my office during business hours.
The Law Office of Marinus H. Goossens practices in the areas of Estate Planning,... more
The Law Office of Marinus H. Goossens practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate Trust Administration, Conservatorship and Guardianship Law. With offices conveniently located in San Francisco and San Mateo, we serve clients all over the San Francisco Bay Area. The address for the San Mateo office: 177 Bovet Road, Suite 600 San Mateo, CA 94402 (650) ... view profile
Robert L. Ferris has over twenty one years civil litigation experience as an... more
Robert L. Ferris has over twenty one years civil litigation experience as an associate and sole practitioner. His practice areas include Probate, Wills and Trusts. Robert has extensive experience in Federal Court, Bankruptcy Court, Appellate Court and State Courts throughout California. Many of his probate and estate planning clients are referred to him from the San Francisco County Bar Associ... 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.