PROBATE, TRUST AND ESTATE PLANNING, LITIGATION AND ADMINISTRATION:
Everyone should have an estate plan. Even modest estates are better planned through the use of a Will and possibly a Trust. Whatever your situation, your planning should be reviewed periodically to reflect changes in your personal circumstance as well as changes in the law.
Trusts and Wills
A Will is one of the essential legal planning tools. A Will can help ensure that your assets, heirlooms, and personal items are distributed in accordance with your wishes. Alternatively, even people with modest income and assets may benefit from planning with a Trust, such as a Revocable Trust, that can provide for proper distribution without the need for Probate Court involvement.
Durable Power of Attorney
This simple, but very powerful legal document allows you to appoint a person of your choice to help you manage your property and financial affairs if you become incapacitated.
Health Care Powers of Attorney/Living Wills/Advance Directives
If you are unable to make decisions regarding medical or mental health care, a Health Care Power of Attorney gives a person of your choosing the power to make decisions, including life-sustaining treatment, in accordance with your wishes and preferences. If you do not make your preferences clear regarding life-sustaining treatment, then you risk having treatment provided that prolongs your life longer than you wish.
Probate and Estate Administration
Mr. Dickerson and his staff handle Probate and Estate Administration matters with efficiency and sensitivity, whether the deceased individual had a Will or died intestate (without a Will).
Are you concerned about the welfare of a child or adult who cannot manage their own affairs? Sometimes, because of unforeseen circumstances, children lose their parents, or adults are unable to manage their own affairs due to disability, someone needs to step in and help. Mr. Dickerson can help an individual who is seeking to become a Guardian or Conservator. Having a Guardian or Conservator means that many significant rights are taken away from that person. Attorney Dickerson can help advocate on behalf of an individual to protect their rights and ensure that a Conservator or Guardian is necessary, that a Conservator or Guardian only has powers that are truly needed to help the individual, or to prevent abuse by a Guardian or Conservator.
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Newport Beach, CA 92660