Santa Barbara Will and Trust Lawyer Offers Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families Modern American families come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and configurations. This creates unique circumstances when creating wills and trusts and putting long-term care plans in place. There is always the potential for conflict when it comes to estate planning in general,…

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Santa Barbara Estate Administration Lawyer: Understanding the Basics of Probate in Santa Barbara, CA By Julianna M. Malis, Attorney at Law  The thought of going through the probate process here in Santa Barbara county can strike fear in the hearts of most people, and with good reason. The time it takes is long and grueling,…

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Santa Barbara Wills and Estates Lawyer Discusses 3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Kids in an Emergency  If something were to happen to you and your spouse, what would happen if the authorities or medical personnel did not know that you have minor children at home waiting for you? Picture this; your children are at…

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Any type of co-parenting relationship can be complicated, especially when the relationship ends in divorce. Divorcing parents of a special needs child, even one that has reached adulthood, may have questions about their rights and obligations as guardians when it comes to making decisions for a child with disabilities. While laws may vary from state…

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One of the main benefits of estate and trust planning according to lawyers in Santa Barbara County is the avoidance of probate proceedings. But what does that mean? And why should you want to avoid probate in the first place? The main reason to avoid probate in Santa Barbara County is simply that it’s a…

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