Estate Planning Lawyers For San Francisco And The Bay Area

Estate planning is about more than simply deciding who will get your assets. It is about protecting your loved ones from uncertainty, conflict, unnecessary taxation and excessive probate fees. It also involves planning not just for death but for possible incapacity and disability.

At Solan, Park & Robello, we have 35 years of experience in estate litigation to remind us of the importance of planning. Many of our litigation clients come to us with situations that could have been avoided if their loved ones had access to proper, thorough estate planning. We use their experience to your benefit, helping you avoid the pitfalls that our litigation clients have suffered through.

Protecting Yourself And Your Loved Ones

Our San Francisco estate planning attorneys offer comprehensive estate planning services, including:

  • Wills: We will help you draft a clear, concise document that will be easy for your loved ones to administer and will take care of their needs.
  • Powers of attorney: Incapacity and disability may strike at any time. If you are unable to make your wishes known, somebody will have to speak on your behalf about your finances, health and other areas of your life. Now is the time to choose whom you trust to speak for you. We also encourage you to create an Advance Health Care Directive if necessary to detail your wishes for your medical care.
  • Trusts: Our attorneys will discuss the costs and benefits of a number of different kinds of trusts that may protect vulnerable family members, preserve unique assets and help your family minimize taxation and exposure to California's probate fees.
  • Special family circumstances: With the rise in blended families, there are often delicate situations regarding former spouses, children of different marriages and other potential areas of dispute. We can help you identify these areas and tailor your planning to prevent family conflict.
  • Special property circumstances: Many of our clients have out-of-state assets as well as foreign assets in Canada and Mexico. We are licensed to handle vacation homes in Hawaii, and frequently called upon to deal with LLPs and closely held businesses in California and out of state.
  • Taxation: We are skilled and experienced taxation lawyers in the context of estate planning, with LL.M.s in tax law. We use various estate planning instruments to help your estate avoid excessive taxation.

Contact Solan, Park & Robello

Let us help you protect your property and your family. Call us at 415-906-3326 or contact us online to learn more about wills and trusts. We serve clients in San Francisco, San Mateo and throughout the Bay Area.