Wills, Living Trusts, Probate, Trust Administration

Mr. Knecht prepares Wills, Living Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Advance Health Care Directives to meet his clients’ estate planning needs.  Working in the building that housed the esteemed Law Office of  Dobbins, Thompson, Weir, and Stephenson, Mr. Knecht continues to provide estate planning services to the greater Vaca Valley region.  Mr. Knecht will continue to practice at the old Bank of Italy building at 500 Main Street, built in 1923, and continue to serve the clients of Donald P. Stephenson who plans his retirement for January 2015.

Trust Administration and Probate

Mr. Knecht helps trustees and executors administer trusts and probates.  For the new trustee or executor, the process can be confusing and overwhelming, especially when added to the already difficult experience of losing a loved one.  Mr. Knecht will spend time with you explaining the process and tasks involved in successfully administering a trust or probate estate.

Wills and Revocable Trusts

Mr. Knecht will meet with you to discuss your situation and whether or not a revocable, or living, trust is right for you.  Trusts are often appropriate to achieve goals including probate avoidance, federal estate tax minimization, and greater flexibility in creating distribution plans for specific beneficiaries.