Liza Hanks

Attorney · Stanford Law School

Liza Hanks is a partner at GCA Law Partners LLP in Mountain View, California, where she practices estate planning, trust administration, and probate law. She is a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and taught Estate Planning and Taxation at Santa Clara University Law School as an adjunct lecturer.

Liza is a graduate of Stanford Law School, the host of the podcast Life/Death/Law, a former magazine editor, and the mother of two children (neither of whom has any interest in becoming an attorney). She's also the author of Every Californian's Guide to Estate Planning (also published by Nolo).

Articles By Liza Hanks

Naming a Guardian for Your Child: Problems and Solutions
Learn how to handle common difficulties in choosing a guardian.
Trusts: Should You Serve as Trustee?
It's an honor to be chosen as a successor trustee of a loved one's trust -- the person in charge of wrapping up the trust after the death of the person who created it.
The Trustee's Job: The First Six Months
If you take over as trustee of a living trust, here's what to expect early on.