Introduction – Protect Who You Love

Trusts and Estates Attorney in Marin County

Scott Lafranchi is an attorney in Marin County whose practice focuses on the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust administration. Every adult should have an estate plan with at least a will, durable power of attorney, and health care directive.  If an adult passes away or is incapacitated without all of these documents in place, then their children may not be in the custody of the preferred guardians, their assets may not be distributed the way they want, and their affairs may be handled by a court instead of by the people of their choosing.

Most people in the San Francisco Bay Area also need a trust to avoid the very expensive, time-consuming, and public process of probate because they have assets worth more than $150,000.  A trust is a mechanism to take control of your assets and to follow your wishes when you die or become incapacitated. Probate is the court-supervised administration of your assets if you pass away without a trust; probate fees for the attorney and the executor are calculated based on a percentage of the gross value of the estate.  Trust administration is the private process of distributing your assets if you pass away with a trust; the attorney and trustee only get paid for their time in a trust administration.  Thoughtful estate planning and concise guidance through probate or trust administration are essential to protecting who you love.

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Mr. Lafranchi’s principal focus is to put his clients at ease in an efficient and ethical manner.

Scott lives in Marin with his wife, Theresa, and their daughters, Alice and Ashley.  Mr. Lafranchi’s family first came to Marin during the California gold rush from Valle Maggia, of Canton Ticino, the Italian-dialect speaking part of Switzerland.

Please contact Mr. Lafranchi if you need a referral to other professionals.

Call now for a free, no-obligation, initial phone consultation for your estate planning, probate, or trust administration needs: 415.531.8015