Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Ontario, Upland,

Claremont, Rialto, Eastvale, Corona



Attorney At Law

Mary M. Bader

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Information is key in deciding the best alternatives for your estate planning needs.  Mary meets individually with each client to discuss their estate issues and concerns.  She serves as a sounding board to help you make decisions, then crafts an estate plan that meets your wishes.

Generally if an estate has a gross value of over $150,000 it must be probated [unless there is a trust as discussed below]. If the decedent did not have a will or a trust, the Court will determine who is to administer the estate, the authority of the administrator to act, and who will be the heirs at law. By leaving a will, you tell the Court who you want as your executor, who your beneficiaries will be and what authority you want your executor to have. If you have a minor child, you state your nominatee to act as their legal guardian.  Your last will and testimony gives voice to your wishes.

What is the purpose for a will?

Because your real estate, bank accounts, etc. become assets of the

trust, a probate of your estate is unnecessary.  In addition, if you

become incapacitated and cannot manage your trust, the document

provides for a successor trustee to take over without any Court action.  

A trust can also provide for payments for your child’s health, education

and welfare up to an age set by you. Like a will, you determine your

beneficiaries.   Because trusts are not managed through the Probate

Court, they are not of public record.

What is the purpose of a revocable trust?

Serving Rancho Cucamonga

and the Inland Empire since 2011.

Estate Planning which reflects your wishes.