Providing High-Quality Legal Guidance to California Families, Individuals and Businesses Since 1985.
Greg Peterson’s law practice assists clients with matters involving estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, real estate and business law. Located in Sacramento, Greg helps clients throughout Northern California achieve their financial goals and protect and preserve their assets for future generations.
An estate is the sum total of all your possessions. A proper estate plan is not only a comprehensive set of instructions regarding the distribution of an estate but also provides direction concerning the handling of finances and personal care in the event of the unforeseen. Planning now for how and to whom your estate is distributed and for your care in the event of incapacity can save your family and beneficiaries a great deal of stress and expense and allow you to control the healthcare and end-of-life decision-making process. Greg Peterson will ensure your financial goals and final wishes are complete and the burden left to your loved ones is minimized.
- Wills and Trusts
- Trust Amendments
- Codicils to Wills
- Advance Health Care Directives
- Property Agreements
- Durable Powers of Attorney
A will contains your instructions for managing your estate – but a will alone subjects the estate to the probate court process. This is why wills and trusts go hand in hand. Establishing a living trust can help your family avoid costly, uncertain, and public probate proceedings. A trust helps you avoid probate and also allows you to plan around unnecessary estate, income and real property taxes. Greg Peterson can help you build a plan that allows you to preserve and control what happens to your assets – even after you’re gone.
- Marshalling Property & Probate Procedures
- Notice to Creditor & Creditor Claims
- Distribution of Gifts & Bequests
- Establishing Sub-Trusts
- Tax-Related Planning
- Trustee Representation and Property Management
- Beneficiary Representation and Counseling
Probate & Trust Litigation
Probate generally involves processing the distribution of an estate according to instructions left in a will. It manages the distribution of assets in the absence of a will or trust, and it operates to prove the validity of a will or trust. Probate can also address other issues that commonly arise in the trust or estate administration process and can be time and resource intensive. Greg Peterson has both the experience and the professional reputation to assure that your probate matters are processed at the courthouse efficiently and in the most cost-effective manner.
- Trust and Probate Litigation
- Will and Trust Validity Contests
- Probate Petitions
- Property Valuation Disputes
- Trustee & Accounting Disputes
Real Estate & Business Law
Greg Peterson is a recognized real estate and business lawyer who provides litigation, trial, and transactional services, including the preparation and review of purchase agreements, leases, partnership agreements, business contracts, and other related matters. Greg Peterson has more than thirty-years’ experience resolving disputes involving real estate, construction, development, family businesses, and environmental concerns. His high level of competency in these areas allows him to deliver a heightened level of estate-planning service for individuals owning significant real estate and business assets.
- Purchase & Sale Agreements
- Partnership Formation, Operation & Dissolution
- Construction Contracts
- Construction Payment Disputes
- Environmental Matters
- Real Estate & Business Litigation
- Trial Representation
- Business Contract Review
Make Informed Decisions Regarding Your Estate and Your Future
Visit Our FAQ Page for Explanations of Common Estate Planning Questions and Terminology:
- What is an Accounting?
- What is a Conservatorship?
- What are Estate Taxes?
- What do Estate, Income and Property Taxes have to do with Estate Planning?
- What is a Trustee and What is His or Her Role?
- How Does Mediation Work?
- How Do I Know if Mediation is Right for Me?