El Dorado County, California Estate Planning Lawyers
Experienced, Dedicated & Caring Estate Planning Counsel & Legal Representation!
California Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
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Kevin’s approach to the practice of law is client-centered. He strives to simplify the lives of his clients in an increasingly complex world. ...
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9335
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
After marrying Joseph in 1996, they formed the Law Offices of Hoffman & Hoffman. Sheri is a Certified Estate Planning Specialist and a member of Wealth Counsel. Sheri’s practice includes all elements necessary to draft a comprehensive estate plan, regardless of...
· Real estate
· Estate planning and trusts
· Trust and estate administration
· Trust and estate litigation
After working in a private firm assisting those with debilitating injuries regain their livelihood, I learned how difficult the legal system can be to navigate. I have participated in legal research, assisted clients in both criminal and civil cases, have been an advocate through numerous bankruptcy proceedings, and helped clients plan for the...
Roseville, CA 95661
Estate Planning and Probate
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Mather, CA 95655
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Sacramento, CA 95827
University of Miami School of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
El Dorado County Estate Planning Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Carol Miller Justice Center
California Lawyers for the Arts
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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