Too often a beneficiary is intentionally left "in the dark" by a vindictive brother or sister who was left in charge of the estate. These beneficiaries have tried everything to obtain their inheritance rights under a Revocable Living Trust or in a Probate, but to no avail. Where do they turn for help? What do they do? Many times the "excluded sibling" has little or no funds to pursue extended litigation. Thompson and Associates understands these challenges and devotes a large part of its practice to assisting beneficiaries in obtaining their rightful inheritance.
Probate and Trust Administration
When a loved one has died, there are hundreds of details that seem to pile upon you from mortuary to new family dynamics, grief and loss. Understanding all the emotions and the overwhelming feeling that one experiences, Thompson and Associates will help you understand and unravel the legal complexities. We will file probate matters, assist you as a Trustee administrate the estate, and overall, simply matters for you so estates large or small can be wrapped up and handled.
Estate Planning – Wills and Trusts
Before death, having a clean, concise estate plan consisting (for most clients) of a Revocable Living Family Trust, Pour-over Last Will and Testament, Durable Power of Attorney for Finances, and an Advance Healthcare Directive will simply matters tremendously later. Elder Law is also an area we practice extensively. For high value estate planning, estate tax considerations are handled through A-B Trusts, limited family partnerships, insurance and other strategies to allow the maximum value pass to your beneficiaries.
Real Estate Law
What happens when Code Enforcement knocks on your door and the property you purchased has multiple violations? What if you were verbally told by a real estate agent that a property could drill a water well, but found out later that this was not true? What if your neighbor builds a fence on your property? Clear title, lot line and property disputes, ownership and warranties, conducting foreclosures and evictions for owners are all areas that need the help of an experienced real estate attorney.
Knowing the law and advising you, as the owner, so you can keep focused on your business... is our business. From business formation (incorporation, LLC, S-Corp election, limited partnerships, etc.) to commercial lease or business purchase disputes, to contract drafting and review, and ownership/partnership disputes, Thompson and Associates handles it all.
General Civil Litigation/Trial
As small town attorneys, legal needs and issues can range from harassment by neighbors, to defective work by a contractor, to fraud and embezzlement, defamation, and bankruptcy. Thompson and Associates has 50 years of collective experience and can handle your situation.
Thompson and Associates represents several HOAs in the Hemet, San Jacinto Valley handling CC&R drafting, revisions, representing Board of Directors, advising on legal actions, sending demand letters and handling collections and liens for delinquent dues and fees.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
When you or a loved one is injured in an accident, whether it be an auto accident, injury while at work or on the job, or negligence of others, it is hard to know what to do first. Thompson and Associates will carefully guide you through the legal process so you may be compensated for the injury you sustained.