Teresa Petty is a lifelong resident of Fresno County. She dedicates her law practice to estate planning, asset protection, elder law, probate and family law. She is dedicated to providing quality legal services, including information and resources so her clients can make wise and informed decisions regarding their future. She is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorney’s (NAELA); California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR); Elder Counsel; and the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA).
The Law Office of Teresa B. Petty provides estate planning, asset protection, elder law, medi-cal and veteran’s benefits planning. Through the use of Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Gifting Strategies, the firm helps families preserve their wealth for future generations, minimize estate taxes, and avoid the expense and nightmare of probate.
Legacy Planning is a more holistic approach to estate planning. We help clients preserve their financial wealth and their legacy, including their life stories and family heirlooms, for future generations. Our non-traditional planning methods include special provisions and protections in Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Gifting Strategies. This planning also includes minimizing estate taxes, avoiding the expense and nightmare of probate, protecting against remarriage after death of the 1st spouse, and protecting beneficiaries from a possible future divorce.
For Family-Owned Businesses & Farms, the firm offers estate planning assistance for the unique needs of Family Businesses and Farms. We help clients preserve this important part of their legacy for future generations.
In the areas of Asset Protection & Business Planning, the firm helps small business owners and those who are most susceptible to being sued by assisting with Lawsuit and Asset Protection. We also assist with Business Succession Planning and Small Business Planning. Some of the tools and strategies used are Family Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Buy-Sell Agreements.
For Financial Planning, the firm helps clients preserve their wealth and achieve their long-term financial goals. Our attorneys work closely with clients’ financial advisers to make sure their estate plan and their financial plan are coordinated and meet the clients goals.