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Revocable Trusts

Under California law, even with a will, if a person dies holding title to over $100,000.00 in assets, the estate must be probated. A living trust avoids the time and expense of probate. Probate takes at least seven months to complete and probate fees are based on a percentage of the gross value of the decedent’s estate. A trust can also avoid the need for a conservator ship which can be restrictive, time-consuming and costly. In order for your trust to be effective, your assets are placed in the name of the trust. Contact the Law Office of Bowman & Associates, APC so we can assist you with this important transfer process...

Wills

Although a will must be probated, it is an effective means of ensuring that your property is distributed to the people you desire to benefit. If you do not have a will, your estate will be distributed as required by the California Probate Code. A simple will can dictate how your assets are distributed and can be used to designate legal guardians for dependents. These are decisions that you, not the courts, should make...

Durable Power of Attorney

The durable power of attorney is often one of the most important documents and one of the most forgotten and least likely to be completed. Naturally one does not wish to think about the end of their life, or what should happen if they enter into a state lacking ability to care for oneself.

The durable power of attorney is utilized to appoint someone you trust to assist with managing your decisions as you begin to lack the ability to do so on your own. The durable power of attorney will allow the person appointed to make important ...

Health Care Directive

A health care directive is one of the most difficult forms for a person to complete typically, because it is the legal document which directs what should happen with your health should you no longer be able to make decisions for yourself due to illness or incapacity. People put aside crating a directive which indicates what your desires and wishes are upon a terminally ill condition. However, an important fact to remember is that the Health Care Directive can be revised or modified at any time.

This directive allows the individual to specify exactly what sort of medical treatment and care they desire upon entering into a permanently unconscious or...

Glossary

a written legal argument, usually in a format prescribed by the courts, stating the legal reasons for the suit based on statutes, regulations, case precedents, legal texts, and reasoning applied to facts in the particular situation. A brief is submitted to lay out the argument for various petitions and motions before the court (sometimes called “points and authorities”), to counter the arguments of opposing lawyers, and to provide the judge or judges with reasons to rule in favor of the party represented by the brief writer.
A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court of law in which a plaintiff, a party who claims to have received damages from a defendant’s actions, seeks a legal or equitable remedy. The defendant is required to respond to the plaintiff’s complaint.
a legal term for a holder of property on behalf of a beneficiary. A trust can be set up either to benefit particular persons, or for any charitable purposes (but not generally for non-charitable purposes): typical examples are a will trust for the testator’s children and family, a pension trust (to confer benefits on employees and their families), and a charitable trust. In all cases, the trustee may be a person or company, whether or not they are a prospective beneficiary.

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– Darlene W.

I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!

– Darlene W.

2016-05-26T02:26:57+00:00

– Darlene W.

I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!

– David M.

This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs.

– David M.

2016-05-26T02:35:16+00:00

– David M.

This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs.

– Heather A.

Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me.

– Heather A.

2016-05-26T02:39:24+00:00

– Heather A.

Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me.

– Brent

I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come.

– Brent

2016-05-26T02:40:28+00:00

– Brent

I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come.

– Laurel K.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful.

– Laurel K.

2016-05-26T03:44:59+00:00

– Laurel K.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful.