Practice Areas

Special Needs Trust

It can be difficult having a loved one with special needs. Whether this person has a mental, emotional or physical disability, they will require special consideration. They may be of majority age, yet unable to make certain decisions on their own. The last thing any parent or guardian wants is for someone to take advantage [..]

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Wills

A will delineates the wishes of the deceased upon their passing. This legal document allocates surviving assets to those whom the deceased so desires. Stocks, bonds, vehicles, jewelry and cash are all valuable. Family members will need to know that to do with them. The lawyer at the Martens Law Firm helps clients draft legally [..]

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Power of Attorney

There may come a time in life when a person is unable to do for themselves. Perhaps they have been in an unfortunate accident. They cannot speak. Yet, they are the owner of a business that employs many people. Just who is to take charge of the operations? Family members may fight it out. However, [..]

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Living Wills & Healthcare Directives

It is a fact that nobody knows when they will die. If they did, people would better prepare for the event. As it is, the dying have little control over the situation. Some are incapacitated. They cannot speak and make declarations. Yes, the individual may have a last will and testament. This document will become [..]

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Multi-Generational Wealth Transfer

Passing along wealth to future generations is something every household provider should desire to do. However, the sad reality is that in many families, all the wealth created in a particular generation is gone within the next two. The children and grandchildren wind up with little or nothing to show for all the hard work [..]

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Marital Trust

Marriage is a serious commitment. Those whose decide to get married usually want the best for their surviving spouse and children. It is important to know that if something happens to them, the family will continue to have their needs taken care of. No household provider wants to believe that after they pass, their family [..]

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Wealth Transfer Planning

Transferring large sums of money or other assets to another person must be done with care. There are lots of legal considerations of which the average person is unaware. They can wind up losing much of their assets to taxes. Others face regulatory fines for transferring wealth inappropriately. It is even possible to find oneself [..]

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Estate Planning

In America, people are free to choose what to do with their wealth upon death. After taxes and other debts, an attorney will distribute the remaining assets according to the agreed upon wishes of the deceased. In this respect, estate planning is an exercise of complete freedom. Martens Law Firm helps Californians protect their estates. [..]

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