Experienced California trusts and estates attorney
With more than 20 years of experience, Michael R. Peterson at the Law Office of Michael R. Peterson possesses in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trusts and estate issues, including:
The Law Office of Michael R. Peterson can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. We can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.
Our attorneys apply their extensive knowledge about California probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. We assist executors in all steps of the process, including:
- Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
- Filing the will with the probate court in California
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Valuating the estate
- Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
- Paying taxes and other debts
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring professionals and experts when necessary
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we successfully represent your interests. Our California attorneys have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. A skillful mediator and litigator, attorney Michael Peterson can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.
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The Law Office of Michael R. Peterson serves clients in Davis and throughout California’s Yolo and Sacramento counties. Call the firm at 530-758-1750 to schedule an appointment, or contact us online.