Serving Clients Throughout Southern California
When you are planning for your future, you want a lawyer who will help you understand your rights and obligations. At The Law Offices of Rickard L. Borg in Carlsbad Village, we provide professional estate services to all north San Diego County and Southern California families. Our services include estate planning, probate, trust and trust administration. We have a long history of a wide range of family law concerns from family-run businesses to dissolution of marriages. Our office is a recognized advocate in both estates and in family law matters. More than 20 percent of our clients are licensed attorneys. We take pride that lawyers recognize our firm as their representatives of choice.
Whether you are going through a divorce or weighing your estate planning options, we will give you the candid, straightforward answers you need to make smart decisions about your future.
Escondido, California, Living Will and Trusts Attorney, Offering a Practical Approach to Finding Solutions
For a practical approach to your family law, estate planning or estate administration needs, call us at 760-729-2313 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Carlsbad, California, estate planning lawyer.
Wills, trusts and other estate planning documents do not have to be unnecessarily complex. Unfortunately they are often filled up with many pages of meaningless legalese.
We are committed to producing documents that are concise and to the point, while making sure they are tailored to your needs. We will produce documents you understand when you sign them. Our typical trust for a single person is only six or fewer pages. We find similar trusts that say nothing more in 30 pages. We believe that in most cases, this is done to substantiate a much higher bill.
Once we have determined your goals and figured out the right tools to help you achieve them, attorney Rickard Borg will prepare clear and concise estate planning documents. With more than 35 years of experience in everything from full on jury trials to mediation and service as a judge pro tem for the courts, we can resolve complex matters.
In the estate planning area, our typical plan includes:
- Drafting or revising your will
- Powers of attorney for business
- Health care power of attorney
- Advance directive (living will)
- Assignment of assets to your trust
- Certificate of trust for presentation to your financial accounts
- Deed of your California real estate to your trust
- Asset protection
- Protection from conservatorships for single persons suffering a medical event
- Issues unique to the military (oftentimes individuals fail to apply for veterans benefits to which they are entitled)
- Trusts and trust planning
Common problems we find in estate plans include:
- Failure to fund a trust
- Failure to commence proper estate or trust administration
- Estate misunderstandings as to duties and responsibilities
- Failure to properly return property to the trust after a reverse mortgage
Oftentimes clients are filled with anger at the time they consider retaining a lawyer. At that point in time, they are looking for a divorce attorney who has an angry persona who will fight for them in court.
We take a different approach. Our law firm takes a practical approach to finding solutions. Our first and most important job, after any immediate crisis is resolved, is to move on to prepare an accounting page inventory of marital and separate assets.
By working closely with our clients, we can prepare an accurate accounting page that then ripens the case of settlement resolution or mediation. We often reach resolutions that are less expensive and better suited to the needs of our clients. If the time comes to take your case to court, our office is well regarded. This is the reason many lawyers retain our office to represent them. We prefer the non-adversarial approach as being in our clients' best interest, but if necessary, we will be ready to fight for them.
- Asset division
- Spousal support
- Protecting a business in divorce
- Divorce FAQ
- Fees and costs
Are you interested in learning about the mediation process? This process can save you time, money and the negative energy that is often associated with a divorce.
Contact Our Oceanside Probate Law Office
Whether you are going through a divorce or want to develop a comprehensive estate plan, our Escondido, California, living will and trusts lawyer will explain your rights and options in terms you can understand, not complicated legalese. We want you to have the information you need to make smart decisions. Located in Carlsbad Village, we offer evening and weekend appointments in addition to our weekly business hours. Contact Marge, Vanessa or Rick today to schedule a consultation.