Probate and Estate Planning Attorney Sheryl J. Manning



Service is my number one priority. Clients often find estate planning a daunting task — many decisions must be made about difficult subjects. I strive to make estate planning easier. You are the expert about your family. I know your legal options. By listening carefully to your wishes and answering your questions about the law and your options, together we will craft an estate plan that you understand and gives you peace of mind.

Educating my clients is of utmost importance to me. Some common questions are:

What is my Estate?

To plan your estate, you should know what it is. Usually the word “estate” refers to either your “taxable estate” or your “probate estate.” What’s the difference? In brief… think of your taxable estate as EVERYTHING; and your probate estate as a …

What is Probate?

When a person dies owning assets in his or her individual name, the only person entitled to manage those assets is gone. The probate court must appoint someone to replace the deceased, giving that person the power to handle the deceased’s assets.

What is a Trust?

There are many types of trusts. A Revocable Living Trust (RLT) is probably what you’re thinking of if you ask this question. A RLT is an important part of many estate plans. Revocable means the trust is fully amendable and can be revoked…

Contact Sheryl J. Manning – Probate and Estate Planning Lawyer at (786) 804-3456.