Lafayette, California Estate Planning Lawyers
Experienced, professional representation in all types of estate planning cases.
Mr. Young, who has been in practice for over forty years, gives workshops every month in Walnut Creek on basic estate planning and advanced estate planning. The basic...
Mr. Porrino, an attorney whose practice encompasses legal separation, divorce, child custody and support, estate planning and other civil matters, obtained his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and was admitted to the...
Aaron Feldman of The Feldman Law Group is an attorney who has devoted his practice to helping others. Since obtaining his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from University of California, Santa Barbara in 1978, then his law degree (JD) in 1982 from the Southwestern University School of Law, Aaron Feldman went on to serve his clients as...
Long term Pleasant Hill resident, Jeffrey Hall, didn’t follow the traditional path to the practice of law. Indeed, attorney Hall grew up in central Los Angeles, and in a time when there was no expectation that he would attend college; and law school was simply not an option. However, after completing his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Saint Mary’s College, he volunteered with the Air Force in 1981 and served for 9 years, both reserve and active. Upon returning to California, he and his wife made Pleasant Hill their home and have...
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
University of Miami School of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco from 1987-1990 and began practicing law in 1990. I am also a licensed California real estate broker and I have brokered hundreds of purchase and sale agreements since 1996.
In addition to handling simple and complex real estate transactions, I focus on affordable estate planning packages. Fees begin at $495. Packages
Revocable Living Trusts
Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
Health Care Directives
I also make house calls throughout the Bay Area.
Concord, CA 94521
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Lafayette Estate Planning Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Contra Costa Senior Legal Services
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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