William L. Meek
Mr. Meek has extensive experience in many areas of the law but has now limited the areas he chose's to practice in. He accepts cases in Shasta, Tehama, Trinity and Siskiyou counties.
He was in a partnership in Redding from 1976 until 2006 at which time he opened his own office.
He has served as an Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and has served as a temporary Judge in the Shasta County Superior Court.
Mr. Meek received his BS degree from La Sierra University with a major in Business Administration. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in 1969.
After law school he joined the tax department of Touche Ross a nation al CPA firm. In 1970 he was employed at Willians Frisbee & Ryan the predecessor of the Law Office of Daniel Zolkower. He remained with that firm until relocating to Redding in 1976. While at that firm he was primarily involved in personal injury defense litigation. During this time he was also appointed to be the Assistant General Counsel to American Fellowship Mutual Insurnance Company.
In addition to his legal work, Mr. Meek served for many years on school boards and church boards and has been appointed yearly to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Shasta County Public Library since 1991 by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors.
Wills & Living Trusts
A living trust grants the power over your estate to a successor trustee. The successor trustee manages your financial affairs according to your instructions for as long as necessary. Another advantage of a Living trust is that they may allow assets to be passed to heirs without going through the process of probate. Avoiding probate will normally save substantial costs (often estimated at 4%-8% or more of your estate's value), time, and maintain privacy (Court proceedings are public record. Family can be exposed to disgruntled heirs, and unscrupulous solicitors. Revocable living trusts are not public record. Your family can take care of your financial affairs privately). Both living trusts and wills can also be used to plan for unforeseen circumstances such as incapacity or disability, by giving discretionary powers to the trustee or executor of the estate.
At the Law Office of William L. Meek, we represent men and women throughout the greater Redding, California area in the negotiating of child support agreements during divorce proceedings, the modifying of prior child support orders, and the establishing of child support in paternity actions.
Probate is when the court supervises the processes that transfer legal title of property from the estate of the person who has died.
As with any legal proceeding, there are technical aspects to probate and trust administration.
There may be debts or tax claims that make probate a better option for you. If there are a lot of issues to handle, going through probate allows you to pay the person who deals with the creditors and taxing authorities.
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