San Jose, California (PressExposure) February 28, 2012 -- Derryl H. Molina, an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney in San Jose, California, doesn't just draft wills and trusts. She works long and hard to make sure her clients get the benefits to which they are entitled, encouraging the use of mediation rather than litigation.
Most recently, Mrs. Molina helped a pro bono client obtain the home he inherited after it had been stolen from him through Elder Abuse and Fraud. Additionally, she assisted a mother to gain custody of her daughter who had been fraudulently placed under a guardianship for seven years. Mrs. Molina prevented another client's trustee brother tried to cheat him of his life estate by selling the house out from under him. But Mrs. Molina is particularly proud that she was able to save an elderly couple from being conserved by her daughter, who wanted to get her hands on the parents' money during their lifetime.
As a Stanford-trained High School and Community College teacher, Mrs. Molina endeavors to teach her clients about their options and recommend the best ones for their particular situation. Working in both English and Spanish, Mrs. Molina reaches out to the hispanic community as well as to native English speakers. She has been interviewed on the nightly news about "How and Why to Create a Will" and she was a guest expert on the Spanish television station Telemundo, speaking on a series of topics: 1) Living Trusts vs. Wills. 2) What is Probate and how can it be avoided? 3) What is Mediation and what are its advantages? 4) How to title your real property and why. 5) Who is an heir and what is inheritance?
A member of state and national professional associations, Mrs. Molina writes articles for ezineArticles, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Active Over 50 magazine on topics such as "Elder Abuse," "To Sue or Not to Sue," and "Full Life Care Planning," "Mediation, and "Special Needs Trusts."