Hi, this is estate planning attorney Bob Bergman. I have been helping families in... more
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 Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law (State Bar Board of Legal Specialization), and I especially focus on helping families that have young children. I also assist families with planning for retirem... view profile
Welcome to Steve Rudd's Cupertino law office! Steve Rudd is a qualified, experienced... more
Welcome to Steve Rudd's Cupertino law office! Steve Rudd is a qualified, experienced and affordable estate planning attorney whose solo law practice has been limited to writing trusts and wills, administering trusts, and probating estates for over twenty five years.
Extended Biography: Mr. Sowards' practice is focused on advising small and family... more
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 wealth from one generation to the next through living trusts, wills and other advanced planning techniques. Mr. Sowards serves as outside general counsel for numerous San Francisco Bay Area businesses. Prior to ... view profile
I grew up in Riverside, Californa and Pasadena, California. I went to law school in... more
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 San Jose and Chico.
I am an experienced Silicon Valley trusts and estates attorney with clients in San... more
I am an experienced Silicon Valley trusts and estates attorney with clients in San Jose , the South Bay, and throughout the Bay Area. My practice includes estate planning, estate administration, and trust and estate litigation. I love working with clients to prepare an estate plan uniquely suited to their needs and circumstances. I help my clients navigate some of the difficult choices ... 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.