Liza Hanks

Attorney

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. She 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

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're taking over as trustee of a deceased person's living trust, you are not expected to get to work the day grandma dies.
Naming a Guardian for Your Child: Problems and Solutions
Learn how to handle common difficulties in choosing a guardian.