California Trust, Estate Planning and Probate Law

Welcome to CaliforniaProbate.INFO! Our goal is to be your one source solution for INFORMATION on California Probate Law.  Our hope is that our webpage answers every question a person may have regarding the California probate process and the options available. However, we know you may have more questions so just ask us.  We have multiple lawyers who are Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law who work in all probate Courts in California.

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John B Palley, lead probate attorney of the law offices of MEISSNER, JOSEPH & PALLEY, INC, is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law as determined by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  He has been focused on probate, trust and estate law since he became a lawyer in 1994.  He also has received the distinguished rating of “AV” from Martindale Hubbell, an honor not bestowed on many.  He also has been labeled a “Super lawyer” by which they indicate to be amongst the top 5% of practitioners.  He has also received the highest rating from of “10.0.”  In 2015 he was named the best attorney in Roseville, California by the Roseville Press Tribune.  He helps those with legal needs throughout the State of California in the areas of estate planning, trust and probate law.

The firm’s main office is in Sacramento but they serve clients throughout California in the areas of trusts and estates. That is, they can easily help you with legal matters in every city and county in California.  John Palley splits his time between the firm’s Roseville and Sacramento offices.

How John Palley Can Help You

John Palley, and his law firm, provide affordable, efficient and effective legal services. He has represented and assisted thousands of clients and posted some of his testimonials from his clients on this web site. He helps you protect the assets of your ancestors and for your loved ones. Experience does matter when it comes to protecting your assets and properties. The following are his areas of expertise:

His Practice has focused on the above three areas since 1994 and the law firm has been serving the state since 1979. To serve his clients well, he has two offices located in Sacramento and another in Roseville. Also, he has clients throughout the state of California who he effectively represents by way of email, fax, phone, Skype and standard mail of course.  Additionally, he “appears” telephonically in Courts throughout California, via CourtCall, so he can take your case wherever it is in the state!

A Probate Lawyer Who Cares and Understands

The sudden loss of a loved one can be very traumatic. Probate is something most people want to avoid at all times but especially after a traumatic event like the death of a loved one.  If you find yourself there let John sort it out for you and make it easy for you. He has both personal and professional experience with traumatic loss so he can help!

Probate normally involves high costs and takes a long time. Our goal is to make this process as pleasant as possible. Probate law involves several thousand statutes, in the California probate code, as well as federal and state cases that have built the California “probate law.”  It also involves knowing the applicable cases that have created the “case law” in this area of law.

Simply having a WILL is not going to help you avoid probate and thus is not the best estate planning answer for most. Probate takes a minimum of seven months to complete. If your estate is not planned properly it may take more time and create long will contests and litigation. Probate is bad but probate litigation is worse!  An experienced probate attorney can help you navigate the probate court and reduce the chances of litigation.

You should opt for an experienced and a Certified California Specialist to handle it without making the situation even worse. Considering the numerous codes and cases, and the ever changing laws, it is highly advisable to hire an attorney who is focusing his career on Probate Law and not a general practitioner.

A probate attorney also needs to be kind and considerate towards his clients. This is very well demonstrated by John Palley.  Again, his testimonials speak to this!  John is both compassionate and also efficient.

You can probably avoid the time intensive and high cost of probate, if you have planned your estate properly for your loved ones. Estate Planning needs to be crafted in such a way that it takes care of you and your family’s interests for the present and in the future.

Are you in need of a probate attorney or estate planning lawyer or a trusts lawyer in California, please Contact us for a free consultation.

Ratings and Reviews

10.0John Bernard Palley
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