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WILLS - TRUSTS: I practice as a Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Attorney in San Jose. I’ve been widowed…and it was excruciatingly painful. Would’ve I wanted to deal with inheritance and tax issues at the time? NO WAY! Would’ve I been able to? Probably. Would’ve I been able to address the issues properly? Not sure….and this is one time when you really need to be sure. Probably would’ve retained someone else.
End of life decisions, i.e., how much of your assets do you want to spend for artificial life support system (T. Schiavo case in Florida), although you have almost no chance of recovering? Do you want all your money spent on hospitals or do you want most of it left for your survivors?
I have practiced as a Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Attorney in San Jose for over 35 years.
Member of: Business Law Section; Trust and Estates Section of the State Bar of California, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Silicon Valley Association of Intellectual Property Attorneys
Admitted to practice before state and federal courts and United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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I seldom mention to people that Tony is a caring individual who really helps others. Rather, I speak of his talent, his wit and professionalism. I'll describe his rare sense of humor or dynamic commitment and competency.
But I seldom mention what a caring individual he truly is. Over the years I gave several of my real estate clients a recommendation that they should speak with an attorney and often Tony was the guy who could be relied upon to pinch-hit in a situation.
But only recently did I have a reason to consult with Tony about a situation of my own, and I was so glad I did! You really have someone who is on your side, with Tony. Thanks, Tony, for helping me to understand my situation; options-obstacles & opportunities.
Cheryl M., San Jose, CA
Tony has handled many family docs for me: two trusts and a pre-nup. He is very good at asking what may seem to be personal questions to get at the right scenario based on each individual's life realities. He had very sound advice for complicated situations that involved a second marriage, two sets of kids, selling a house and buying a new one, etc. I could have made many missteps along the way if I hadn't had his guidance throughout the process. Now I have peace of mind that if anything happens to me, I won't leave a messy situation for my loved ones to deal with.
Jen B., San Jose, CA
I've worked with Tony for two trusts with pour-over wills. The first time I was on my own raising a son and wanted to make sure my wishes were in writing and it would be as easy as possible for the family to manage the financial side of things if the worst happened. More recently, my husband and I wanted to create a new trust that benefits both of our children while protecting the surviving spouse. I appreciate that Tony wanted to meet my husband and get to know him and more about our life together. This is necessary so he can address any unusual or special circumstances, but more importantly, he genuinely cares about us. So far I've referred one other person to him and they were also happy with his service. I highly recommend Anthony Delas!
Karen B., San Jose, CA
Working with Tony Delas to set up my trust, will and durable power of attorney was pleasant and easy. He patiently explained the steps and answered my questions in a professional yet friendly way. Amazingly, when we were done, he lowered the already reasonably quoted cost since he'd spent less time than he'd anticipated! I would not hesitate to recommend Tony to family and friends.
Mary M., San Jose, CA
I have had numerous opportunities to work with Tony Delas at Foothill Law Group regarding an ongoing situation affecting our family trust. Tony has done an exceptional job explaining our legal options and making recommendations that were in our best interest, all without charging us exhorbitant legal fees. Tony, having experience in industry before getting his law degree, takes a conservative approach when it comes to giving legal advice, which I really appreciate. I highly recommend Tony for anyone looking for a no-nonsense, pracitcal attorney that won't gouge his clients with high legal fees.
Dale W., San Jose, CA
Had really bad experience with "professional movers" . Quoted price of 4k and when they showed up, they wanted 13k. Tony dropped what he was doing and came to my house. Kicked the shady movers out, so we could find new ones.
William S., Eagle, ID