Davis Trusts And Estates Lawyer

Contrary to public perception, trusts are not just for the extraordinarily wealthy. Individuals and families at any economic level — particularly blended families and those who own real estate — can benefit from a trust that is tailored to fit their needs.

Trusts can be used to accomplish a variety of purposes. For example, through a trust, you may be able to:

  • Avoid probate, which in turn can minimize expenses and delays
  • Reduce your estate taxes
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding your assets and estate
  • Plan for future medical needs
  • Make complex distributions, particularly for blended families and those with prior marriages

At the Law Office of Laura Stodden Parker in Davis, California, we can help you develop an estate plan that best suits your unique needs and goals. Lawyer Laura Stodden Parker has practiced exclusively in this area of law for nearly 20 years. As a firm, we are committed to helping clients protect their family members and create a legacy for the future. We can also assist you with making a lasting impact on the community — an impact that reflects your personal life goals and values. Likewise, we can assist you in providing for your family's future needs.

What Types Of Trusts Are There?

There are numerous types of trusts. Each can be tailored to accomplish certain functions and goals. Our firm is highly skilled in drafting, executing and reviewing all types of trusts, including:

  • Living (revocable) trusts
  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILIT)
  • Grantor-retained trusts (GRAT or GRUT)
  • Three-part marital trusts (ABC trusts)
  • Charitable trusts

Following the execution of a trust, you must transfer your assets to the trust. Failure to do so can undermine the trust's purpose or invalidate it. Our office can assist with the transfer paperwork to ensure that your trust is funded properly.

Our Role: Equipping You With The Information You Need To Make Informed Decisions

Trusts are complex legal instruments. At our firm, we believe one of our roles is to educate clients about their options. To that end, we explain legal concepts in a manner that enables clients to more easily understand their options and make intelligent decisions.

Many people put off estate planning because they are hesitant to discuss the difficult issues and make important decisions. However, these same people are usually pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to address these issues when they are equipped with the right information, knowledge, and expert guidance. We can help guide you through the process and answer your questions in plain English. (See our Glossary Of Terms.)

Contact Us

To learn more about how a trust can fit into your estate plan, contact our firm at 530-792-1559. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Davis. Attorney Laura Stodden Parker handles trusts and estate matters throughout Yolo County and all of California.