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Law Offices of
Sidney L. Alegre

1103 Holly Drive
Tracy, California 95376

T 209-830-2939
F 209-830-2933

salegre@alegrelaw.com

 

Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, State Bar of California
Board of Legal Specialization


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ABOUT SIDNEY L. ALEGRE

Sidney L. Alegre a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization has been practicing law in Tracy for over ten years. She practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration law.
 
Her estate planning practices range from probate and basic estate planning, including Wills, Living Trusts, and Powers of Attorney, to advanced estate planning in which sophisticated estate tax mitigation and business succession techniques are utilized.
 
Sidney Alegre continues to practice business law with planning and formation of legal entities including corporations, family partnerships and limited liability companies.

On a personal note, Ms. Alegre is a board member of the Grand Foundation and is a member of the San Joaquin County Estate Planning Council , the Central Valley Community Bank Advisory Board and founding member of the Tracy Hospital Foundation Professional Roundtable.  She is married to Dennis Alegre and has three sons.

    

 
 

ESTATE PLANNING
 
When estate planning isn't crafted by design, it will be handled by default. When a California resident dies without a Will, Trust or other estate planning instruments, all asset transfers will be made according to California’s intestate statutes. Your wishes likely will not have any bearing on the distribution made under these statutes.

At the Law Offices of Sidney L. Alegre we provide knowledgeable legal advice for individuals and families in the creation of their estate plan. We take a professional, results-oriented approach to the practice of law. We begin with your ultimate goals and then utilize legal strategies to achieve your goals.

A complete and comprehensive estate plan allows you to eliminate surprises. By developing an estate plan, you express your wishes clearly, avoid probate, minimize estate taxes, and insure that your goals are attained.

We routinely create a wide range of estate planning instruments, including:

  • Wills

  • Trusts

  • Durable Powers of Attorney

  • Advanced Health Care Directives

As an example, when we create estate plans for families with young children we often establish a living trust so that parents can ensure that their children are financially secure in the event of unexpected parental death, and that asset losses and administrative expenses are kept to a minimum. When designating a guardian, parents can make their wishes for future care of their children clear and legally enforceable.

A professionally and properly constructed estate plan can help avoid probate. Probate is a time consuming process with property transfers through probate often taking up to a year. Probate is a public process handled with court documents that become part of the public record. In the probate process, substantial fees are paid to the Court, the Executor and the estate’s attorney. Transfers outside of probate are generally less expensive and more expedient, but must be planned in advance.

In addition to preparing estate plans, we have extensive experience in the handling of probate and trust administration matters.  We can help you avoid some of the stress that occurs at this difficult time.

Contact us today for a consultation regarding estate planning or administration.
 
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