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WARNING: MOST OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE APPLIES TO CALIFORNIA LAW OR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT AN ATTORNEY BEFORE TAKING ANY ACTION IN RELIANCE ON SUCH INFORMATION.  MICHELLE NOBLE MCCAIN PRACTICES LAW IN CALIFORNIA AND CALIFORNIA COURTS ONLY.
 
 
ESTATE PLANNING

When I work with you to create an estate plan, we take the time to ensure it is right.  The first consultation is free and usually takes about 1 1/2 hours.  During this consultation I help you decide what is the best plan for you.  My plans are individualized to your needs.  My years of experience working with families and my personal experience after the loss of my parents and grandmother (for whom I had created plans), enables me to create thoughtful plans that work.  The following are some of the issues you need to consider when creating your plan.  (Click on each one for more detail.)
LIVING TRUSTS PROBATE ESTATE TAXES

The following include some of the types of plans I can assist you with: Living Trusts, Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directives, Special Needs Trusts, Incapacity Planning, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Business Succession Planning, Buy-Sell Agreements, Charitable Trusts, Charitable Foundations, Family Limited Partnerships, Irrevocable Trusts, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Intentionally Defective Grantor Trusts.

Don't worry about understanding all of these issues before your free consultation.  I will help you understand how these issues affect you depending on your particular circumstances.  JUST CALL 831-772-8300 for your appointment.  THE INFORMATION ON MY WEBSITE IS FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS ONLY.






ELDER LAW

I work with elders and their families to plan for incapacity and assist them after difficult situations arise. I have created plans that have allowed spouses in a nursing home to obtain Medi-Cal benefits while protecting the at-home spouse from impoverishment. None of these plans involved annuities. I have created Special Needs Trusts for Medi-Cal and SSI beneficiaries. I have obtained court orders allowing transfers of assets and setting up irrevocable trusts. I create estate plans that provide for future incapacity. I have obtained satisfactory results through litigation in elder abuse cases. I often work with other professionals to ensure that the client is getting the best plan under the circumstances.




CONSERVATORSHIPS, GUARDIANSHIPS, PROBATE AND PROBATE LITIGATION

I represent various parties in the creation, administration, and termination of conservatorships and guardianships and to PROBATE estates. I handle PROBATE administration and probate litigation, including obtaining approval of, or contesting accountings, prosecuting or defending actions to remove trustees or to contest a will or trust.




BUSINESS LAW

I represent various businesses from formation or purchase, during the operation and growth of your business, through dissolution or sale. I work with you to determine the best type of entity to chose for your business, for operational and tax purposes. I believe that the better you prepare for all aspects of your business operation, the better your business will be. I have acted as general counsel for numerous small to medium sized businesses. If you need an attorney, but cannot afford to hire someone full time, I am able to fit the bill. I advise and draft the appropriate documents for various types of ventures, including Sole Proprietorships using Fictitious Business Names, Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Co-Tenants, Limited Partnerships, and Nonprofit Organizations.

I advise and represent businesses during their operation. I create employment agreements, contracts, and leases and represent them in various civil litigation or administrative proceedings (such as before the Labor Board and Sales Tax Auditor).




REAL ESTATE

The following are some of the types of real estate matters I handle: Leases, Landlord-Tenant Disputes, Property Management Agreements, Purchase-Sale Contracts, Options, Title Matters, Easements, Security Instruments, Deeds of Trust, Defaults and Foreclosures, Water and Road Agreements, Mutual Water Companies, CC&Rs, Equity Share Agreements, Tax Deferred Exchanges, Ground Leases and related litigation.




AGRICULTURAL SERVICES

These services include creating farm and ranch leases, water agreements, crop share agreements, marketing agreements, grower contracts, and related litigation.




COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION

I assist clients in protecting their intellectual property and creative rights by helping them obtain trademarks, service marks, and copyrights.  I create confidentiality agreements, trade secret and employee invention agreements.  I assist with licensing and transfers of intellectual property rights.




TAXATION

I advise clients regarding the various tax implications of their plans. I am knowledgeable about Corporate, Partnership, Limited Liability Company, Non-profits, Real Estate, Property, Sales, Estate and Gift Tax Matters. I have assisted clients in tax audits, offers in compromise, innocent spouse relief, and other tax matters.



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