Caring for our clients, protecting their assets.®
"You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth." -- Evan Esar
Protecting Your Family's Future
You need more than a stack of paper to protect your dreams for your family's future. To keep up with changes in your family, your finances, and the tax laws, you need an ongoing relationship with an attorney who knows you and cares about your family. At Sonin Law, we take seriously being not just attorneys but also counselors at law. We aim to be your family lawyer for life.
Plan now so your property will go to those you want, when you want, in the way you want. By using a living trust, you can pass your property to your loved ones without an expensive, time-consuming probate.
Special Needs Trusts
Set aside funds to augment government benefits and give your differently-abled loved one the care and enrichment you desire for them, when you're no longer able to provide that.
When you serve as trustee, you have a strict legal responsibility to administer the trust exactly as written, while complying with all state law and tax regulations. Having an attorney beside you can help you avoid mistakes and help the trust administration proceed smoothly.
When a loved one dies with only a will, or with no estate planning, you have stress piled on top of your grief. You don't have to handle probating the estate alone. Let Sonin Law guide you through the complex process.
When a loved one cannot handle their finances, or cannot care for themselves, someone else may need to handle things on their behalf. If they do not have the mental capacity to give someone a power of attorney, you may need to petition the court to serve as their conservator.
Barbara Sonin, Lawyer
Before she became an attorney, Barbara spent years in financial positions, in large corporations, small start-ups, and in her own tax firm. She brings that wealth of knowledge and experience to her estate planning work. Barbara focuses on involving clients in their estate planning, making sure they feel heard and that their estate plan reflects their goals and their desires.
Barbara raised five children, and now enjoys having time with her grandchildren. When Barbara isn't working with clients, she loves to read, tend her roses, and travel.
News & Articles
December 23, 2015
The Wisdom of the Aged
More and more of us are living long lives, into the 90's and even past 100. As we age, we face life without many of our most beloved friends and relatives, who have left life before us. We may have illness or physical weakness that puts some limitations on what we can do. Are these extra years good years despite these changes? Read what several people in these years of life have to say.
December 15, 2015
Coping with the Costs of Dementia
It's wrenching to watch a loved one succumb to dementia. It's exhausting to care for them. And it can be a financial disaster if you don't plan ahead. You can plan ahead for your own future disability, including dementia. And if you're in the painful situation of already having a spouse or other family member with dementia, there are still options available.
Contact Sonin Law
Whether you’re preparing your own estate plan, administering a loved one’s estate, planning for your child with a disability, or taking the painful step of having an elderly parent conserved, we will walk with you through the process. We will be sure all the legal steps are taken, but we will also listen to you, answer all your questions, and make sure you feel part of the process all the way.
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Evenings by appt.
1652 W. Texas St.
Fairfield, CA 94534
Sonin Law is an essential business. We are available to help you even during Covid restrictions We can meet in-person (with masks), via Zoom, or on an outside patio or deck.