Estate Planning, Wills & Probate Lawyer in San Bernardino and Redlands
James B. Church & Associates, P.C.
454 Cajon Street
The Washburn House
Redlands, California 92373
Phone (909) 792-2544
James B. Church & Associates, P.C. Overview
James B. Church & Associates, P.C. is an estate planning and probate law firm located in Redlands, California that serves clients in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Practice areas include wills and trusts, probate administration and litigation, conservatorships/guardianships, trust litigation, powers of attorney, and other estate and probate matters.
James B. Church has more than 27 years of experience, with a vast knowledge of probate law and tax codes. At one time, he was a trust officer in charge of managing a multi-million dollar trust department and is able to help clients manage the planning of their estates, regardless of size. Mr. Church focuses on educating clients, explaining complex plans and documents in a way that is easy to understand and thoroughly reviewing how best to use estate planning.
James B. Church & Associates works to make the estate and probate processes as easy as possible, while providing attentive service, strong communication, and skilled representation. With personal attention, Attorney Church is committed to each client and pursuing the best possible outcomes for their needs.
James B. Church & Associates, P.C. Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Living Trusts; Special Needs Trusts; Durable Powers of Attorney; Trust Administration; Wills Contests; Trusts Contests; Administration of Decedents’ Estates; Trust Administration and Fixing Botched Trusts; Conservatorships; Guardianships; Probate Litigation; Trust Litigation; Asset Protection.
James B. Church & Associates, P.C. Areas of Law Description
At James B. Church and Associates, PC, our lawyers specialize in handling the following areas of practice:
– Estate Planning
Estate planning is one of the most important services that we offer to our clients. At James B. Church & Associates, PC, we assist with all aspects of estate planning, including wills, trusts and conservatorships. Our attorneys will explain the complex plans and documents in a manner that is easy to understand.
Creating a will is all about protecting your assets after you pass away. A will has different types, and the type of will that’s best for you depends upon your situation and the sort of property you would like to transfer. The attorneys at James B. Church and Associates, PC can help you develop a last will and testament that’s in compliance with California law, allowing your assets to pass freely to your heirs in a swift manner.
– Living Trusts
A living trust is a great way to preserve your assets and property to the greatest extent possible. Revocable and irrevocable are the two categories of living trusts. A trustee may end a revocable trust at any time, while irrevocable trust cannot be terminated except by court order or with the consent of the trustee, trustor and all beneficiaries.
– Durable Powers of Attorney
A durable power of attorney allows a designated person to manage your legal and financial affairs if you remain alive, but are incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself. At James B. Church & Associates, we can help you can develop a solid yet flexible durable power of attorney agreement that puts your estate into the hands of someone you trust.
– Trust Administration
A trust administration has serious legal duties when it comes to distributing assets. There are numerous aspects of managing a trust, and some are somehow difficult to interpret. At James B. Church & Associates, PC, you work with a skilled probate attorney in Redlands who offers sound legal advice on how to manage and administer trusts, while helping you avoid the probate process completely.
– Probate Law
At James B. Church & Associates, PC, our probate attorneys represent people in probate court and assist in getting a family member appointed as the “Administrator” of the estate and ensure that the deceased individual’s assets are distributed equitably.
– Wills & Trusts Contests
Trust administrators may also fail to inform beneficiaries that the trust is being executed, denying them their right to a share of the estate. James B. Church and Associates, PC may assist you in contesting wills and trusts on a number of grounds, including capacity, mental disorder, undue influence and failure in duties.
A conservatorship allows a person appointed by the court to manage the incapacitated person’s assets and make their medical decisions. The attorneys at James B. Church & Associates, PC, can help you establish conservatorships — and guardianships for an individual who is under 18 — to protect the best interests of your loved ones.
|Mr. James B. Church
Estate Planning, Litigation