Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law:
I provide a complete range of estate planning, elder law, probate, trust administration, veterans pension and Medi-Cal eligibility services. I work with clients to create and implement an estate plan specifically designed with them in mind, including their family, their business, their property and their personal wishes. This includes preparation of Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Durable Powers of Attorney for Asset Management.
I have over 30 years of experience in family law. Besides being a highly trained, experienced and knowledgeable family lawyer, I am personally and professionally sensitive to the concerns of my clients and their children during the period of transition.
I assist individuals and families in formation, with adoptions, establishment of parentage, guardianships, conservatorships, special needs trusts for the disabled, pre-marital, marital and life-partner agreements, asset protection and wealth preservation.
In cases of divorce, or dissolution of a domestic partnership or other non-marital relationship, I anticipate spouses or partners will commit to resolution of their differences by means of mediation or the collaborative law process. California law authorizes both mediation and collaborative practice in family law cases.
Except in enforcement-of-judgment cases, or unusual circumstances about which the prospective client is invited to inquire in a free consultation, I do not take divorce or partnership dissolution cases in which the parties are not prepared to make this commitment.
I provide resources of information, education, networking and assistance to those who deal with the many specialized issues involved with legal services to seniors and people with special needs. I am also a highly-qualified provider of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age.