Message from Annette Dawson-Davis,

My wish is that you, and the ones you love, will remain healthy during this time of crisis. To help achieve that goal I am limiting in-person meetings with clients.

I am taking steps to help protect the health and safety of my family, my clients and our community, while continuing to provide you the best legal service possible. I am dedicated to offering a variety of service options, such as:

Phone meetings
Online meetings/ video conferencing
Email

I am here to help you in any way I can. 

Take care, stay safe and contact me if you need assistance.

Annette

Annette Dawson-Davis

Annette Dawson-Davis is a California licensed attorney who provides families with comprehensive estate planning services. She will draft a thoughtful estate plan to meet your individual needs.

Seniors and the Law

Annette Dawson-Davis Attorney at Law has several downloadable pamphlets available view them here:

5 essential documents to complete your estate plan

ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE

Appoints an agent to talk for you if you cannot speak for yourself. It can give instructions about your health care and make your wishes known.

GENERAL DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR FINANCES

Authorizes your “attorney in fact” to handle your bank and financial accounts if you lack capacity, are unavailable, or are unable to do so for yourself. If no pre-arrangements have been made for incapacity, the court will grant a conservatorship. This process is expensive and intrusive because the conservator must seek ongoing court approval.

WILL

Authorizes your “attorney in fact” to handle your bank and financial accounts if you lack capacity, are unavailable, or are unable to do so for yourself. If no pre-arrangements have been made for incapacity, the court will grant a conservatorship. This process is expensive and intrusive because the conservator must seek ongoing court approval.

LIVING TRUSTS

Avoid probate if assets are in the trust when the trust maker dies. The trust maker controls the property while they are able. If the trust maker becomes incapacitated, the successor trustee takes over making decisions. Real property must be transferred to a living trust with a deed.

BUSINESS SUCCESSION DOCUMENTS

Business owners need planning to provide for the continuation of the business, provide liquidity for owners, minimize transfer taxes and provide for family members.

Don’t wait until a crisis occurs before contacting an experienced probate and estate planning attorney. By drafting clear legal documents, this will ensure that your future health care and end-of-life medical decisions are followed, and that conflicts among your heirs are minimized. Having your estate in order can help you avoid a costly and lengthy probate process, when possible.

Contact Annette Dawson-Davis for a FREE Consultation 805.498.0909