What is probate?

Simply defined, probate is the legal process by which a will is proven to be valid.

What is a living trust?

Establishing a living trust allows you to put your assets in a trust before you die. Since most living trusts are revocable, they can provide you with a lot of flexibility.

What is a power of attorney?

If or when you become incapacitated, establishing a power of attorney enables you to designate someone to make decisions on your behalf.

What types of business law cases do you accept?

Stephen Shepard has extensive experience with business law cases involving prospective economic advantage, collections (i.e. creditor vs. debtor) and unfair business practices, among others.

What is a “quiet title?”

A quiet title is a lawsuit filed in order to establish ownership of a property.

What is “encroachment?”

In real estate law, encroachment refers to the act of building a structure on someone else’s property.

What is the statute of limitations when filing a breach of contract claim?

Typically, the deadline to file a breach of contract claim is two years on an oral agreement, and 4 years on a written agreement.

What is the statute of limitations when filing a business fraud claim?

You have three years to file a business fraud claim in California.

How much do you charge for representation?

Stephen Shepard Attorney at Law’s current rate is $400 per hour, plus costs incurred.

What can a will do for me?

Wills help reduce the burden of taxes, divide assets and designate who will receive them and give instructions regarding gifts and minor children.

Stephen Shepard Attorney at Law provides first-rate legal counsel to Huntington Beach residents with cases involving business litigation, real estate law, estate planning and probate. Call (714) 372-2228 to learn more.