If you or someone you know has a work-related injury, we can help! It can be scary navigating the numerous rules and regulations associated with the Labor Code and it is hard to be sure whether you are being dealt with fairly in regard to your on-the-job injury. If you feel like you need representation, call us for a free consultation.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, slip and fall accident, or any other incident which resulted in personal injuries, we can help! We have many years of experience dealing with insurance companies and defense attorneys and make sure to get our clients the settlement they deserve. If you need representation, call us for a free consultation.
Wills and Trusts
If you own property, you probably need protection. Depending on the value of your estate, a trust or will could save your family both time and money in the event of your death. If an individual dies with a certain amount of property and they don’t have a trust in place, the property will need to go through the probate process which requires a family to pay court fees, various other fees, and usually an attorney to guide them though the probate process. Additionally, if there is no will or trust, the property may pass intestate which means that it will be distributed according to the intestacy rules that have been created by the legislature, not the owner of the property. To make sure that your family is protected from burdensome fees and that your property is distributed according to your wishes, an estate plan may be right for you.
If you have a trust, it is important to remember that any property acquired thereafter and not placed in the trust, will not pass through the trust upon death. Call us if you need to put property into your trust.
Amendments and Codicils
Need to make changes to your will or trust? We do trust amendments and codicils to your will.
If a relative has recently passed and you need help with the necessary steps to administer the trust, give us a call.
Powers of Attorney: Health Care and/or Financial Management
Health Care Power of Attorney
While it is not something we like to think about, there may come a day when you become incapacitated and can no longer effectively convey your wishes in regard to your end of life care. A health care power of attorney operates to designate someone you trust to make decisions regarding your care in the event you become incapacitated. Without a health care power, the state might be able to step in and make health care decisions for you that may or may not be in your interest.
Financial Power of Attorney
If you are going to be unable to control your finances for a specific duration of time or in the event you become incapacitated, a power of attorney for financial management might be the right option for you. A power of attorney for financial management allows you to cede control of your finances to another individual if a certain event occurs, such as incapacitation. This device can help protect your family and your assets when something unexpected occurs or if you know you will be absent and unable to control your finances for a specific period of time. Contact us to find out if a power of attorney for financial management is right for you.
If your relative has recently passed away without a trust in place or they passed away with a will that is subject to probate, you may wish to hire an attorney to guide you through the complex probate process. We can help with probate matters.
While some may choose to deal with their criminal matter on their own or through a public defender, the retention of private attorney often has benefits, particularly in the criminal law area. If you have recently been cited for a DUI, drug possession, or have been arrested for other criminal violations, we can help you prove up your case and if necessary, negotiate your sentencing.
If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated or that you have been a victim of harassment at your workplace, come in for a free consultation to see if hiring an attorney to pursue your case is right for you.