Trust and Estate attorney description

Estate and Trust Attorney Marlene Getchell defines trust


Trust and Estate Attorney Marlene Pappas Getchell is that person.

Trust and Estate Attorney Marlene Pappas Getchell is that personMarlene Pappas Getchell has the right experience: more than 30 years as an attorney with her own Marin County law firm. She has expertise in the preparation of wills and trusts, probate and trust administration, and litigation in the fields of elder abuse, trust, probate law, and personal injury.

Marlene also works with people who have been sued or believe they have a right to sue in matters pertaining to finances, fiduciary accountings, trusts and estates.

A recognized community leader, Marlene is a past President of the Marin County Bar Association, serves as a settlement panelist for the Marin County Courts, and has been awarded prestigious "Super Lawyer" status for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2015 by San Francisco Magazine.

Your Trust and Estate Attorney can help you with the following:

  • Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Litigation
  • Conservatorships and Guardianships
  • Drafting Trusts
  • Drafting Wills
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Management of Property
  • Elder Abuse Action
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Accounting
  • Litigation
  • Living Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Probate
  • Serves as a Trustee
  • Will and/or Trust Contests

Additionally, Marlene handles personal injury cases and the prosecution or defense of actions pertaining to breach of trust. She has successfully litigated matters in Superior Court throughout California including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco and Sonoma counties.

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