Berkeley Will and Trust Attorney
30 Years of Experience in California Estate Law
How you handle your financial affairs after your divorce is final is just as important as protecting your rights throughout the property settlement phase of the proceedings. I am California family law attorney Martin "Jamie" Elmer of Berkeley. As a full-service divorce and family law attorney representing men and women in divorce throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 30 years, my law firm will go to extra measures to make sure your rights and financial interests are protected for years following your final divorce judgment. I take the time you need to translate your wishes into airtight wills and trusts and safeguard your specific interests following divorce or other major change in your family circumstances.
As a former editor-in-chief of the law review who graduated at the top of my law school class, I have the writing skills, intelligence and legal expertise to craft your desires and concerns into comprehensive and clear estate plans. My experience allows me to easily provide a prompt turnaround to even the most complex of estate planning needs.
Wills and Living Trusts That Work for You
I will answer your questions about complex financial subjects in clearly understandable plain English. I will quickly point out potential pitfalls and anticipate solutions to them.
In recent years, living trusts have grown increasingly popular as substitutes for wills in estate planning. They are sometimes called revocable trusts or inter vivos trusts. Living trusts can have many advantages over wills, including avoiding the time, expense and hassle of probate or conservatorships, as well as keeping your financial affairs private, and possibly reducing taxes. Living trusts also provide for immediate, easy transfer of property upon your death. Working with me, you'll have your trust completed, in most cases, within just a couple of weeks (or sooner).
Your divorce isn't over the minute the gavel falls. You will be living with the property settlement and custody agreement for years. You need to protect what you fought hard to earn. Exercise your free will by estate planning and creating a will ahead of time. There are so many benefits to being able to choose what you want.
Oakland Living Will Lawyer · Alameda County Irrevocable Trusts Attorney
From my offices in Berkeley, California, I represent clients in family law matters throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Call me at (510) 644-2411 or contact my office by e-mail to arrange a free consultation to discuss your legal issue with an experienced Berkeley will and trust lawyer.
Martin "Jamie" Elmer, Esq. is recognized as a Certified Family Law Specialist by California State Bar