Carol A. Ronquillo provides a full spectrum of estate planning services with customized solutions to your individual needs.  At too many larger firms, you can end up being just a number, but with Ms. Ronquillo you’ll receive personalized service and reasonable rates.  She works closely with clients ensuring she fully understands their unique issues and they in turn fully understand the ins and outs of their plan.  With over 40 years of experience, Ms. Ronquillo has seen an extensive amount of difficult issues and brings this experience to bear to achieve results for her clients.  

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Estate Planning


Estate planning is a process whereby you decide how to distribute the assets you have acquired during your lifetime to your heirs, beneficiaries, and charities.  It also includes planning for the possibility of a temporary or permanent incapacity, during which... (more)


Living trusts go by many different names: revocable trusts, revocable living trusts, marital trusts, and other names but the characteristic they have in common is that they are revocable by the individual who creates one.   A revocable living trust also has the function, unlike... (more)

Advance Health Care Directives

An advance health care directive is a type of power of attorney that allows someone who appoint as your agent to make health care decisions for you if you become unable to make those decisions for yourself.  Your agent could be a spouse, other family member, or... (more)

Probate & Trust Litigation

There are many issues that can arise in the area of wills and trusts that have to be resolved by litigation.  Litigation can involve a will contest, where the validity of a will is being challenged. There can be disagreements about the execution of the will, the capacity of... (more)



Probate is the court supervised legal process which an estate must go through in order for your assets to be distributed to your heirs or beneficiaries.  It is important to understand that if your estate plan is a will, your assets will go through probate. The court... (more)


A will is one type of estate plan.  With a will, however, you guarantee that there will be a probate proceeding because that is how a will is administered.  Probate is the proceeding to validate a decedent’s will and transfer the estate to beneficiaries or heirs with the... (more)

Powers of Attorney

A power of attorney is a written document that allows you to appoint someone you trust (your agent) to manage your finances and take care of your assets. By executing a power of attorney, you (as the principal) authorize your agent to engage in certain transactions... (more)

Pet Trusts

Most people in our country own pets and may want to provide for the continued care of their pets if they are incapacitated or pass away.  Trusts for pets were honorary until just recently, meaning you could establish a trust for your pet but they were not legally... (more)



A probate conservatorship is set up by the Probate Court to appoint a conservator of the person or of the estate.  A conservatorship of the person is appropriate for someone who is unable to provide for his or her shelter, food, clothing, or medical needs.  A... (more)

Trust Administration

When a person who has created a living trust passes away, the individual who takes over the management of the trust assets, is the successor trustee.  There are certain duties and obligations of the successor trustee.  Necessary trust administration duties include... (more)

Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs Trusts are a unique type of trust for individuals with some sort of disability, be it physical or mental.  Often disabled individuals are on public benefits such as SSI or Medi-Cal (which is the California version of Medicaid).  If they were to receive an inheritance... (more)

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