Walnut Creek Estate Planning Lawyer

Estate Planning  

These services include drafting Wills, Trusts, Powers Of Attorney, Health Care Directives, and other key supporting documents for estate plans. Documents can be done either individually or as a complete Estate Plan package.

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Trust & Estate Administration

These services include Probate Administrations and Trust Administrations.  Both of these processes can be extremely complex and Matthew takes pride in helping guide clients through Probate and Trust administrations to the point of distribution.

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Special Needs Planning

For adults with special needs, a Limited Conservatorship is often put in place. Limited Conservatorships are similar to Conservatorships, but for instances where parents want to manage the care of a special needs adult. Matthew represents both the parents in these matters, as well as special need adults. He is on the Contra Costa County panel appointing attorneys to represent adults with special needs.

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Probate & Trust Litigation

Matthew has extensive experience with Probate and Trust litigation.  Litigation can be an emotional process, especially when family members are fighting over their legacy. His first focus is always on mediating these disputes, whenever possible, and assuring that clients see the best possible outcome.

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Probate

Dealing with the passing of a loved one can be very difficult. It is sometimes challenging during this emotional time to determine whether a Probate proceeding is necessary. Probate is a court proceeding designed to collect assets and distribute them pursuant to a Will, or the law of intestancy, which is invoked if someone passes without a will. 

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