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Hourly Rates v. Flat Fee Rates – What’s better for the Client?

The topic of attorney fees comes up a lot…. ok, well every day. I like to be open and honest with my clients; transparent if you will. Thus I thought a post about legal fees would be welcome by many people. This is my JOB. This is how I pay my mortgage, feed my family, […]

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Lincoln California Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer

We are a Lincoln California Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer with office in Roseville but we WILL MAKE HOUSE CALLS to Lincoln Sun City and all of Lincoln.  We have a team of Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. Let us help you organize or update your estate… or help you with […]

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President Obama 2011 Tax Return Information

President Releases 2011 Tax Returns To the Public: The President and Michelle Obama released their 2011 tax returns to the public. Of course tax planning and estate planning go hand in hand. President and Mrs. Obama received income from his salary and book royalties. They deducted $49,000 from book royalties for a simplified employee pension […]

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Estate Planning for the New Year

I know people have a new year’s resolution of getting their California estate plan done.  Let’s put a big CHECK next to that one! Contact your California Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate law. If your attorney is not a Certified Specialist you might think about finding one. Get your revocable living trust, […]

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Happy Veteran’s Day

It’s November 11, 2011 so I just want to say thank you to all who have served in our military. If you want to talk about VA benefits for nursing homes and other survivor benefits contact me.  Again, THANK YOU!  -John

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Client Service

This has little to do with California estate planning, trust law or probate. However, I just spent 15 minutes on a live chat with the Comcast “customer service” people dealing with a really trivial issue. The person was not trying to solve my problem but rather putting up blockades.  Though we are a law firm […]

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Blawgging

This is my first official blog, I mean blawog, link to my Facebook account so my apologies if you are not interested in hearing aboutCaliforniaprobate, trust and estate planning.  I like to think it’s a topic relevant to everybody.  I mean, it will happen to most of us some day….  I have been blogging, on these topics, for […]

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Charitable Giving in California

Today is the grand opening of the Sacramento Children’s Museum.  My wife, Kathleen, is the founder of this museum. I still remember the day in late 2004 or early 2005 that we were driving home from the Bay Area, having enjoyed our visit to Berkelely’s Habitot, we were around Dixon or Davis, and she said, […]

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California Probate Code

As you saw yesterday I want to try and blog about more of the California probate code section in coming days, weeks and months. There are so many incredible sections full of information there. Ok, let me back up a little bit. My parents were both attorneys. My dad was so into being an attorney […]

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California Carbon Monoxide Law

I know this is off topic but it caught me by surprise so thought I would tell you. My neighbor works in the construction industry; building bridges and stuff. He recently told us about this new law which, as of July 1, 2011, required us to have a carbon monoxide detector in our house. I, […]

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