Serving Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Cases From Other Areas Filed in the Vista Superior Court
At all stages of life it is good idea to address the disposition of your assets through the estate planning process. Unfortunately the events of life are unpredictable.
Many celebrities and even well-known legal minds fail to keep their own estate plans current. Here are a few examples of famous people who failed to maintain an updated estate plan:
- Abraham Lincoln: Our beloved president died from assassination without a will.
- Hon. Warren Burger: This former United States Supreme Court justice expired without proper estate planning, which cost his estate excessive fees and taxes.
- Elvis Presley: died with an estate that was unnecessarily depleted to the extent that there was only $3 million left to be distributed
- Bob Marley: died without a will
- Jim Hendrix: died without a will
- Princess Diana: died unexpectedly, having expressed her desires on notes of paper, which did not hold up and accordingly her estate did not pass according to her wishes
At The Law Offices of Rickard L. Borg in Carlsbad, California, we provide experienced estate planning and administration services to the residents of Carlsbad, north San Diego County and all of Southern California.
Carlsbad, California, estate planning attorney Rickard L. Borg can help you devise a comprehensive estate plan that will guard against those unique risks to which your family and loved ones are exposed. Mr. Borg has gained knowledge, skill and experience after practicing law for 37 years. He also has gained unique insight from family experiences in which relatives trained in the law, engineering and medicine failed to take proper estate planning steps necessary to protect their families and loved ones.
At The Law Offices of Rickard L. Borg, our mission is to facilitate the desires of clients by reducing the risks to their families with proper estate planning. In that regard, the needs of each particular family are taken into consideration. We start the estate planning conversation with the construction of a family tree so we know the basic family relationships at play. We look to each family's particular needs, including the needs of the beneficiaries.
Who could predict the path of the little girls standing by the suitcases on this page. If the history of parental survivorship common on both sides of their family was repeated, they would not have parents thru their teenage years. As it turned out both girls have completed their education with high scholastic marks and now enjoy successful careers with charitable and financial institutions.
A Practical Approach to Finding Solutions
With more than 37 years of experience in estate planning, probate, business, real estate and family law, our office uniquely understands the challenges of our clients and the options available. We offer the experience of a large law firm in a small office setting. From the moment you walk into our Carlsbad Village law offices, you will work directly with estate planning lawyer Rickard Borg and his secretary Marge Gillingham. Your desires are our No. 1 priority. We promise to provide honest advice in plain language that will empower you with the information you need to make smart family decisions in your dissolution of marriage or estate planning concerns.
The Law Offices of Rickard L. Borg shares common chambers with the Law office of David M. Brahms with whom we are closely affiliated yet maintain two separate practices. Occasionally, we associate to serve the needs of a particular client.
For example, Mr. Brahms and Mr. Borg represented sister corporations to a very successful conclusion that would have been very difficult for one lawyer to handle by himself or herself. Our ability to expand when necessary is a unique advantage offered by our small office environment.
We know that although reasonable minds may differ, it makes sense to resolve issues without court involvement. However, if the time comes to take action in the courtroom, we will draw on our 37 years of continuous courtroom work to take every step necessary to advance your case. In rare cases, we have been known to associate Mr. Brahms as co-counsel. In this manner, we have the ability to expand and provide the service of a larger law firm.
Whether you are making important decisions regarding your death or incapacity, or going through a divorce, The Law Offices of Rickard L. Borg is confident that we can make all the difference.
Contact a Carlsbad Family Law Attorney
If you wish to arrange a consultation to discuss a practical approach regarding family law or estate planning, we can be reached at 760-729-2313. We will help you develop solutions tailored to your unique challenges and needs. Located in Carlsbad Village, we offer evening and weekend appointments in addition to our weekly business hours. Contact Marge or Rick today to schedule a consultation. Please know that on Wednesdays Shannon the Irish setter is oftentimes at the office.