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Dess Aldredge Benedetto

Dess Aldredge Benedetto

Family TLC, Inc: Family Trust Law Center
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law
  • California
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Ms. Benedetto has assisted hundreds of clients with the creation of their Wills, Living Trusts and other estate planning documents. She assists families with trust administration and probate procedures when loved ones pass away, and also prepares legal documents for conservatorships of elderly clients and limited conservatorships for developmentally disabled adults. In 2006, Ms. Benedetto created the Family Trust Law Center, later incorporated to Family TLC, Inc., to be a firm where families come for professional estate planning by licensed attorneys, at flat, reasonable fees. Amendment of documents and other hourly work is done as efficiently as possible. Ms. Benedetto’s goal is to have Family TLC, Inc. attorneys be considered as long term estate advisors so that families will have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are financially secure.

University of San Diego School of Law
J.D. (2000) | Law
Honors: Top 18% of class; published scholarly legal article in the Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues: "Reducing Recidivism..."
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Univ of California Berkeley
Undergraduate Degree (1990) | Psychology
Activities: Swim Team, Women's Waterpolo Team, Women's Crew Team, Berkeley Campus Human Resources Council - VP Mentorships, Lair of the Bear Summer Staffer
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Professional Experience
Estate Attorney
Family TLC, Inc: Family Trust Law Center
- Current
Estate Planning law practice. Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Directives, Conservatorships, Probate, Trust Administration
Professional Associations
Rotary Club of Walnut Creek
Active Member
- Current
Activities: Received the "Rookie" Rotarian Recognition Award for 2008-2009 for "the new Rotarian who, by their deeds and actions during their first year as a Rotarian exhibit extraordinary Rotary spirit in standards of goodwill, fellowship and service." Ms. Benedetto has served as Club Secretary, Board Director, Membership Chair, and Club President for 2015-2016.
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Walnut Creek Masters Swim Team
Active Member
- Current
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Contra Costa County Bar Association
Active Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 211138
- Current
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CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate
Child Advocate
Activities: Advocate for foster children through mentoring, meetings with social workers, foster parents, teachers, doctors, and others on the child's behalf. Report to the court at periodic hearings. This is a wonderful organization. You can be a volunteer too!
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Elder Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
Family TLC, Inc.
1615 Bonanza Street, Ste. 209
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Telephone: (925) 945-8200