Author Archives: Tim Deakyne

About Tim Deakyne

Tim Deakyne is a Santa Barbara based attorney assisting clients in Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration. Tim has spent his entire professional career practicing Probate Law, and has experience working with modest and large estates. He believes in making the law accessible and easy to understand for his clients so that the estate planning experience is a comforting one. Tim is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned his law degree from the Villanova University School of Law. He is a member of the Planned Giving Committee for UCSB and Adventures in Caring. He is on the Board of Directors for Santa Barbara Barristers. He is a volunteer with the Santa Barbara County Special Olympics, Santa Barbara AYSO, and PEP (Postpartum Education for Parents). He enjoys playing golf, basketball, cheering on the UCSB Gauchos, and most of all, spending time with his wife and three children.

Explaning Probate Assets and Non-Probate Assets

In the course of my practice, whether it be planning a client’s estate or assisting a family in the administration of an estate, I often have to explain the nature of probate assets versus non-probate assets. The distinction is important.  … Continue reading

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Have Young Children? Take the Time to Nominate Guardians.

One of the most common concerns of my married couple clients is what will happen to their minor children if they were to both die? In this case, the court will appoint a guardian or guardians to take of your children.  The … Continue reading

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Special Needs Trusts Can Provide for Disabled Loved Ones While Preserving Their Eligibility for Government Benefits

Do you have a child, family member, or loved one with a disability?  Whether your loved one was born with their disability or acquired it later in life, they may have become dependent upon the benefits of certain government assistance … Continue reading

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Plan For Your Incapacity

When clients and prospective clients speak to me about estate planning, their focus is usually on what will happen to them and their estate once they die.  What most clients don’t think about is what will happen to them if they … Continue reading

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New Blog/Website

Welcome to the new Santa Barbara Estate Planning Blog brought to you by the Law Office of Timothy R. Deakyne. We are pleased to announce both the launch of this new blog and our new website as well. We welcome … Continue reading

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