Meagan Silva is the second generation of lawyers at the Silva Law Firm. The benefit of a second generation lawyer in the firm will assure that we will be here in the future to assist your family in their time of need. One of the biggest mistakes we see is that a family will make a living trust and then fail to transfer the assets into the "name of the trust". For most folks, their most valuable asset is their home. As part of our services we will prepare the transfer deed and have it recorded at the hall of records. Patrick Silva is the founder of The Silva Law Firm. He has been helping clients with their Living Trust needs since 2001.
BELOW IS A SAMPLE OF THE LANGUAGE WE USE IN OUR WILL DOCUMENTS:
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
I, MRS. SMITH of SOMEWHERE, California, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills and codicils by me made.
FIRST: I will and direct that all legally enforceable debts and funeral expenses be paid, whether or not such expenses are attributable to property included in my probate estate.
SECOND: I give, devise and bequeath all of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate and property, of whatever kind separate and community, and wherever situated, owned by me at the time of my death to the trustee(s) of the , to be added to the assets held in trust and administered by its terms, including any amendments made during my lifetime. If for any reason such distribution of the residue of my estate is ineffective, then I give such residue of my estate to the trustee(s) named in the , to serve as trustee(s), to be held in a testamentary trust in accordance with the provisions of the , including any amendments thereto made during my lifetime.
THIRD: I have intentionally and with full knowledge omitted to provide for all of my heirs who are not specifically mentioned in the terms of this will.
FOURTH: If any beneficiary of this will or any trust created under this will, singly or in conjunction with any other person: