Mr. Des Roches is certified as a specialist in probate, estate planning and trust... more
Mr. Des Roches is certified as a specialist in probate, estate planning and trust law by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Des Roches’ extensive experience in estate planning ranges from basic estate plans to more complex and sophisticated estate plans. He has a wealth of experience in administering both modest and large trusts/estates. Mr. Des Roches also handle... view profile
Clients include banks, business entities, professional and private fiduciaries,... more
Clients include banks, business entities, professional and private fiduciaries, fellow estate planning attorneys, high net worth individuals, heirs, beneficiaries, creditors and purchasers. In addition to his estate planning practice, Mr. Simpson possesses a breadth of trial experience regarding will and trust contests based upon undue influence, testamentary and contractual capacity, unjust en... 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.