The Law Office of Marinus H. Goossens assists families, individuals and business owners in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Probate Administration, and Family Law. We invite you to explore the content on this website. Please note that this site is intended for general information only and should not be construed to be formal legal advice. In order to provide that, we will first need to form a proper understanding of your situation and talk with you in person.

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Estate Planning

The process by which one plans for the transfer of wealth between generations.

Trust Administration

Estate administration with a trust, but without court involvement.


Estate administration via a court process.

Family Law

Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation, Annulment, Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements, Custody, Child & Spousal Support

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Last Wills and Testaments—safety nets in an estate plan.

Powers of Attorney

Durable Powers of Attorney for Property Management, Advance Health Care Directives, HIPAA & CMIA Authorizations

Pre- & Postnuptials

Premarital Agreements & Postmarital Agreements

Name/Gender Change

The court process via which names and genders can be changed.

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It is impossible to reflect everything we do in an exact catch-phrase on this website. Therefore, if you have a legal need you think is not covered on this website, please give us a call. It is quite possible we can assist you, and, even if we cannot, we can help you define the exact help you need, steer you in the right direction, and connect you with attorneys who can assist you.

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Looking for Non-Legal Assistance?

We are well-connected in the San Francisco Bay Area business community. If you are looking for professionals who can assist you with non-legal matters, we can connect you with multiple banking specialists, financial advisers, insurance advisers, real estate specialists, mortgage advisers, contractors, human resource advisers, accountants, bookkeepers and many other professionals whose judgment we trust. We do not accept referral fees in these types of matters for connecting you, and are thus not beholden to anyone. We just like making connections.

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