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San Jose Wills and Trusts Lawyer

Avoid Probate With Living Trusts

There are a number of legal documents that can outline what you wish to have happen at the time of your death. The two most common types of documents are wills and trusts. The legal instruments you choose will depend upon your needs, your financial situation and your goals.

As your estate planning attorney, I will work with you to set up the best plan for the types of legal documents that will accomplish your goals. The preparation of documents is something that should be done with an eye toward detail. The best way to prevent a contested trust or will is to have on el that is well written.

For any type of will, trust or similar document, contact San Jose wills and trusts attorney Robert Froehlich at 408-293-0463 for a free initial consultation.

Santa Clara County, California, Living Trust Lawyer

As we age, we think about what happens to our possessions and our property when we die. How can we give it away so that the recipient doesn't lose it all to taxes? How can we expedite the process? Is there a way to plan for an adult child who is frivolous?

As an estate planning lawyer, I frequently prepare living trusts for clients who come in asking for a will. A living trust is a way to avoid taxes and avoid probate court.

Types of Wills and Trusts to Consider

There are many estate planning tools available to you that will help to ease the transfer of assets or transfer real property to an heir or to a trust.

  • Generation-skipping trust — Allows you to leave property to grandchildren if your children are vulnerable to creditors, ex-spouses or excessive taxes
  • Bypass trust — Passes the estate to a tax-protected trust to protect your heirs
  • Educational trust — Provides for your children, grandchildren or even spouse who have educational needs
  • Real estate trust — Provides a way to ensure a family vacation home stays in the family
  • Special needs trust — A trust which provides for special needs children or vulnerable adults
  • Living trust — A device that takes the place of a will and avoids probate
  • Living will — A document that provides end of life instruction or direction
  • Pourover will — A means to capture assets gained over time and put them into a living trust
  • Charitable trust — A trust and family foundation that gives you tax benefits when you donate assets to a charitable entity that you control

More Than 30 Years of Estate Planning Experience

I focus my legal practice on estate planning, tax planning and probate, and would be happy to help you accomplish your legal objectives. Contact Robert A. Froehlich, Attorney at Law, for a free initial consultation or call 408-293-0463 to schedule an initial meeting.

Office Location

Robert A. Froehlich, Attorney at Law
96 N. Third Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-293-0463
Fax: 408-293-9514
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Located in San Jose, California, Robert A. Froehlich, Attorney at Law, does estate planning for clients throughout Silicon Valley and Northern California, including Palo Alto, Fremont, Mountain View, Los Gatos, Sunnyvale, San Francisco, Redwood City and Milpitas and elsewhere in Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Santa Cruz, Alameda County and San Francisco County.