Ask a San Francisco Peninsula Estate Planning Lawyer: “I Just Discovered a Long-Lost Sister. Can She Inherit Dad’s Estate?”

This may sound like a situation from a movie, but our San Francisco Peninsula estate planning lawyers have actually received a few calls like these. A long-lost child appears after the death of their parent. This is an alarming situation for so many reasons, but people often wonder if that child has a claim against […]

Compensation for Being Your Parent’s Caregiver | Bay Area Elder Law Attorney

If you are providing care to your parent, you are probably doing it without being asked and without compensation. It probably isn’t on your mind at all. But I can tell you as a Bay Area elder law attorney, it should be. As a society, we value our elders and provide the care they need […]

Soon-to-Be Parents – Here’s One More New Thing to Learn! | Santa Clara Guardianship Lawyer

You’re pregnant! Congratulations! Your world is about to become brighter and sweeter than you ever imagined. I know that you are in the process of learning a lot of new things. So, as your neighborhood Santa Clara guardianship lawyer, I’m hoping that in between the baby showers and reading “What to Expect,” you spend a […]

The Letter of Intent as a Part of Your Special Needs Planning in Santa Clara County

The documentation that you and your lawyer create for your special needs planning in Santa Clara County will be quite detailed and will take an incredible amount into consideration, but it will likely not cover every possible concern or wish you may have for your child’s future care.  For that purpose, many parents work with […]

Tips from Probate Lawyers in Santa Clara County for Getting Through the Process Faster and with Less Hassle

Probate lawyers in Santa Clara County are well aware of the hassles and headaches that families face when a loved one’s estate goes into probate.  The process can drag out, eating up not just time but also resources that would have otherwise gone to beneficiaries.  Appointed executors find themselves with burdensome responsibilities that can compound […]

Business Planning for the Unexpected in California

Business planning tends to revolve around where you are right now, where you’re going in the near future, and, hopefully, where you’re going to be quite a ways down the road.  One aspect of business planning in California that is easily overlooked, however, is what happens to the business after you are gone.  Sure, there […]

Be Organized and Ready When Meeting With Your Bay Area Trust and Estates Attorney

In order to better streamline the California estate planning process, it can be incredibly helpful to do a bit of organizing before meeting with your Bay Area Trust and Estates attorney. This allows you to feel confident in what you’re doing, as well as minimize the time spent on the task at hand.  Both you […]

Your Santa Clara Trusts and Estates Attorney Can Help Plan for Your Religious Needs

When it comes to Santa Clara estate planning, most of us are aware of the common things we need to discuss with our Santa Clara trusts and estates attorney. There are so many financial concerns, legal concerns, and even personal concerns regarding a person’s inheritance and other desires. However, when it comes down to honoring […]

Basics of Will Administration in Silicon Valley: What Does It Mean to Contest a Will?

When it comes to your will administration in Silicon Valley, you likely assume that the hard work and planning you put in with your lawyer will ensure everything goes off without a hitch. The good news is that this is precisely what happens the majority of the time. Will and trust administration is a big […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Probate in Santa Clara County

Probate lawyers in Santa Clara County understand that while we’re well-versed in the topic, it is a whole new world to most of our clients. That means that you likely have lots of questions that you need answered. Fortunately, answering those questions is exactly what we do! Do the Santa Clara County Probate Courts Have […]

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