Wills & Trusts

A will and trust is a must-have for everybody.  Whether you are single, married, divorced, with or without children, a will and trust is the only way to ensure that you are in control of your assets upon your death.  Without a will and trust, the state of California will make all decisions upon your death, which is a long and pricey alternative that can easily be avoided with some preparation.  
At Bice Murphy Law, our goal is to provide you with a peace of mind that your family will have protection and guidance during difficult times. Each family gets their own personalized and comprehensive estate plan drafted specifically to address their needs and concerns.

  • Wills
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Living wills
  • Advance health care directives
  • HIPAA releases
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Nominating a guardian for minor children
  • Special needs trusts
  • Assignment of property in trust
  • Certification of trust
  • Deeds (transferring real estate)
  • Estate taxes and inheritance taxes

Trust Administration & Probate

Along with planning your estate, we also represent clients in post-death administration, including trust administration and probate proceedings. In addition, we also counsel clients on post-death tax planning and updating estate planning documents for other family members when necessary.

Conservatorships & Guardianships

A conservatorship or a guardianship is a probate court-supervised process that allows someone to make decisions on behalf of an incompetent adult or on behalf of a minor if necessary.  We have experience in administering the entire conservatorship and guardianship process, from petitioning the court for a conservatorship or guardianship to eventual distribution of the estate.