I have chosen to be an estate planning/administration lawyer exclusively, as this... more
I have chosen to be an estate planning/administration lawyer exclusively, as this allows me to contribute to my community by helping families protect their assets and provide for their loved ones. By continually educating myself and my assistants on current trends and changes in the law, I give more than just legal advice. I look to create good strategies and customized plans to ensure the fi... view profile
The goal of our firm is to offer friendly, unintimidating legal services in a... more
The goal of our firm is to offer friendly, unintimidating legal services in a professional environment. We serve English and Spanish-speaking clients from Tulare, Kings, Kern, Fresno counties and beyond. We specialize in Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts & Probate, Estate and Trust Administration and Litigation, Long-Term Care Planning and Elder Law, Medi-Cal Asset Protection Planning & Qualificat... view profile
Russell C. Miller graduated from Point Loma Nazarene College in 1995 and straight... more
Russell C. Miller graduated from Point Loma Nazarene College in 1995 and straight out of college joined the Law Firm as a computer whiz and Estate Planning Paralegal. In 2000, he graduated from the San Joaquin College of Law and has been practicing Estate Planning and Elder Law ever since. After years of grooming to take over, Russell now handles the marketing of the firm. Also, he has helped c... 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.