Probate & Trust

Navigating the complexities of a probate proceeding or a trust administration can be daunting, at best.  An unguided executor or personal representative of an estate can easily encounter costly time consuming procedural delays.  However, mismanaging an estate can end up costing you much more than time if estate assets are improperly handled. The court may find the personal representative personally liable for unreasonably mismanagement. Why take the risk?

At Stanaland & Associates, our trust and probate attorneys specialize at helping you with every aspect of your probate proceeding and estate administration.

We are sensitive to the decisions that our clients need to make to protect the estate, whether the aggressors are creditors or contentious family members.  In the event a conflict is unavoidable during the course of the proceeding, we are experienced in the specialized practice areas of trust and probate litigation.

Furthermore, we have accomplished tax attorneys available to help guide you through processing the final tax returns for the individual and for the estate.  Our senior partner, Russell Stanaland, has the unusual distinction of being not only a board-certified public accountant and an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University, but he also is a “Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.”

This enables our San Francisco probate lawyers to provide you with advice based on a rare depth of knowledge and experience on such matters as:

  • Estate planning and drafting
  • Revocable Trusts and Wills
  • Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Estate Inventory and Accounting
  • Creditor Negotiations
  • Trust Administration
  • Trust and Probate Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions

At Stanaland & Associates, you will receive the best advice and counsel to help you achieve your planning and litigation goals. Contact us at 415-781-4000 for a free consultation.