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Join us for an engaging and informative seminar about steps parents can take now to ensure their families’ futures. We will chat about a variety of topics including:

-Financial Planning

-Saving for higher education

-Securing your retirement

-Trusts and avoiding probate court

-Who manages your finances if you cannot

-Who takes care of your children if you are unable to

-Who makes your healthcare decisions when you cannot

Presenter Biographies:

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Melanie A. Pelayo, CFP®, CRPC®, EA is a financial advisor with Financial Perspectives. She has over a decade of experience successfully guiding individuals and families through the ever-changing landscape that is today’s personal finance minefield. She is your advocate for achieving financial security. Melanie is passionate about using financial planning to identify the greatest risks to your financial goals and providing solutions to manage those risks, overcome obstacles and provide more certainty in the face of ever-present challenges. She strongly believes that more must be done to increase financial literacy, and educate and prepare people for retirement.

Melanie is a Bay Area native, having grown up in the Silicon Valley. After a short stint on the East Coast for her studies, she returned to California to remain close to her tight-knit family and continues to explore the local area with her four-legged companion. Melanie continues to stay committed to raising the collective financial intelligence of her community, family and friends through engaging in educational events and speaking opportunities.

Melanie can be reached at

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Shannon Liu Shair, Esq. is an Estate Planning attorney who started Liu Shair Law in 2017. She grew up in the Bay Area, attended University of California, Los Angeles (2007) and then Boston University School of Law (2011). She lives in Fremont with her family, which includes two children (Madison is five years old and Ripley is three years old). She loves working with families on their Estate Planning with a focus on having customized, comprehensive, and compassionate services. Shannon understands that a good Estate Plan requires families to be very thoughtful about their wishes, goals, and family dynamics, and she brings her both professional and personal experience to guide families. As an attorney, she knows the importance of not just having an Estate Plan, but having one that fully addresses a family’s concerns (even ones they didn’t realize they had). As a mother, she gets that this can seem overwhelming and guides families in an easy to understand, methodical, and thorough process.

Shannon enjoys being active through her professional networks and community service initiatives. She was previously Community Outreach Coordinator for F.U.N. Mothers’ Club, is currently a board member for Fremont Education Foundation, and was a member of 2019’s Leadership Fremont class. She loves educating others about the field of Estate Planning, speaking for various organizations, and staying up to date with all the changes in the law.

Shannon can be reached at

Please RSVP using the form below so we can prepare enough written materials and refreshments.

Due to the sensitive nature of topics that will be discussed, we ask that only adults attend this event. If you are unable to make it to the event, but would still like to learn about these topics, please get in touch by e-mail.

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