Review: “I had a very emotional case of trust fraud. My brother stole all of my inheritance and Denise handled this with honesty, patience and willingness to see justice prevail. Eventually it finally did. Could never have gone ...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Lawsuits & Disputes, Probate, Elder Law, Contracts & Agreements
Shareholder Tod C. Gurney heads Garcia & Gurney's General Civil Litigation practice group. His practice focuses on commercial and business disputes, including real estate, leasing, construction, collections, employment, unfair business practices, ...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Employment & Labor, Business, Landlord & Tenant, Litigation
Review: “Peggy is professional, knowledgeable, thorough and extremely responsive. We recently had a last minute need for her services...she was awesome and came through for us. We would highly recommend her.”
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Probate, Tax
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Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Family, Real Estate
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Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Tax, Probate
I am a Wills, Trusts and Probate attorney serving clients throughout the East and South Bay. I'm a 1993 UC Davis School of Law graduate. On a personal note, I have had some great life experiences that help me understand the unique needs and concer...
Practice areas & skills: Trusts, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Probate
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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.