Aptos, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Richard E Damon
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
9053 Soquel Drive
Suite 203
Aptos, CA 95003
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Products Liability
Stanford University and College of William and Mary
I have been practicing law full time since 1977, and I have maintained a solo practice in Santa Cruz County since 1980. I have a general practice, with emphasis on personal injury cases, aviation accidents, and most other types of accidents. I also help individuals prepare estate plans, and eventually represent the heirs in probate proceedings. If you don't know how to describe your case, please call me, and I will let you know whether I can assist you, or else point you in the right direction.
Nicholas L. Holder
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(831) 688-0163 9053 Soquel Dr Ste 206
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Lincoln Law School of San Jose
Michael James Barsi
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(831) 685-2900 8070 Soquel Drive, Suite 210
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning and Probate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Philip Lincoln Buckwalter
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(831) 688-0163 9053 Soquel Dr Ste 206
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Patricia Lynne Suda
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Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(831) 722-2212 311 Bonita Ave.
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola Univ School of Law
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(831) 688-7018 209 El Camino del Mar
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 39 years experience
(831) 662-8444 311 Bonita Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 55 years experience
(831) 427-2363 9200 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 62 years experience
(831) 688-1736 9053 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Stanford Univ Law School
Aptos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(831) 688-2026 9057B Soquel Dr Ste F
Aptos, CA 95003
Estate Planning
Pascal Anthony Anastasi Esq.
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Capitola, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(831) 475-0771 820 Bay Avenue, Suite 230A
Capitola, CA 95010
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
A Business Lawyer with Experience in Business. The Anastasi Law Firm is managed by Pascal Anastasi. He is a graduate of UOP, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. He was privileged to have been taught Constitutional Law by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court for the United States of America. His comfortable style, developed skills and dedication to small business owners was built upon his association with entrepreneurs and his undergraduate work at, CSU, Chico, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the School of Business, and Minor from...
Victor Manuel Campos
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Capitola, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(831) 438-2220 PO Box 838
Capitola, CA 95010
Estate Planning and Criminal
Monterey COL
Shelli Strahle
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Soquel, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(831) 621-2165 2425 Porter Street, Suite 10
Soquel, CA 95073
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Kathleen Lawler Bodmer
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Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(831) 462-3220 655 Capitola Rd
Suite 103
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
Boston Univ School of Law
Kathleen has been practicing law since 1994, concentrating in the areas of estate planning, trust administration and business transaction law. Kathleen's estate planning client base ranges from young couples just starting out to those clients with multi-million dollar estates in need of tax, gift, and charitable planning, as well as a basic estate plan. Additionally, Kathleen enjoys working with clients in the later stages of life to address those matters that can make the transitions that are inevitable proceed more smoothly, and as the client best intends. Kathleen's business practice focuses on smaller businesses in need of...
Brian Kipling Myers
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Scotts Valley, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(831) 438-2318 5321 Scotts Valley Drive, Suite 205
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Jeffrey Killeen
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Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(831) 600-7017 303 Potrero St., Ste 52
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Estate Planning and Probate
Lucille Des Jardins
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Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(831) 425-5828 555 Soquel Avenue
Suite 290
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Estate Planning and Elder
Thomas E. Rossmeissl
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(408) 883-3520 16450 Los Gatos Boulevard
Suite 108
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
Estate Planning and Probate
Georgetown University Law Center
I am a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Specialization. My focus is on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and trust and estate litigation. I help individuals and families who face serious legal situations, and I help bring them solutions and peace of mind. My goal is to help clients gain the peace of mind that comes with taking care of their families, to help clients navigate through the challenges of trust and estate administration, and to zealously represent clients in litigation to seek the...
Benjamin J. Sowards Esq.
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(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#200
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationCampbell, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of California, Davis, School of Law

Mr. Sowards is an estate planning and wealth transfer attorney. He sets ups estate plans, including living trusts, to help to avoid probate, minimize taxes and limit conflict. He also helps to settle out and administer trust and probate estates. He represents trustees to help them comply with the terms of the trust agreement and the California Probate Code. He minimizes conflict and lawsuits between trustees and beneficiaries or legal heirs. He also represents small and family owned businesses. He has saved his clients millions of dollars in probate fees and has successfully resolved several family conflicts that likely would...
Kendra Bowen
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Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 521-6910 20 South Santa Cruz, Ste. 300
Los Gatos, CA 94303
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
I have focused my practice solely on estate planning and advanced estate planning, specifically the legal work to PREVENT PROBATE. As a San Mateo County native, I receive great satisfaction in using the law to help other San Francisco Bay Area residents and home owners avoid the time consuming, costly and disruptive probate process. I meet with every client at a Fidelity Law Office near them and guide them through the estate planning process in a fun and efficient way. My positive approach and knowledge of estate planning law ensures that each client makes the right decisions for their estate...
Rebekah Joy Turney
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Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(408) 395-6021 266 Los Gatos-Saratoga Road
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Golden Gate University
We provide dedicated representation designed to produce results. Our primary focus is real estate, construction, landlord tenant and business law.
Daniel J. Leahy
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Campbell, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#200
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of California - Berkeley
Carol Elias Zolla
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Los Gatos, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(408) 358-6900 16450 Los Gatos Blvd.
Suite 208
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
Carol is an attorney who practices only in the field of estate planning and administration. Since 2002, she has been certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Carol graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law. She serves on the Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Advisory Commission to the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. She is an active member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Silicon Valley...
Roy Wayne Litherland
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Campbell, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 43 years experience
(408) 356-9200 3425 S Bascom Avenue, Suite 240
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
Indiana Univ Indianapolis School of Law
Roy Litherland has been providing legal services in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties continuously since 1975.

In law school, Roy was a recipient of the Dean Faust Award and received awards and honors in income taxation and estate taxation.

Roy is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a legal specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law. In addition to his extensive legal background, he was previously licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

Roy is a member of the California State Bar Association, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys....
Randy Schmidt
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Campbell, CA Estate Planning Attorney
(408) 371-6000 2542 S Bascom Ave
#200
Campbell, CA 95008
Estate Planning, Business and Employment
Robert Barrie Mitchell
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Morgan Hill, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(408) 779-7879 45 East 1st Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
William H. Brown
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Morgan Hill, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(408) 779-3232 275 Tennant Ave., Suite 201
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-5476
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
University of California - Los Angeles
MARRIED AND FATHER OF NINE, GRANDFATHER OF SIXTEEN; CITY COUNCILMAN FOR MORGAN HILL, CALIFORNIA; MEMBER OF SANTA CLARA COUNTY TRANSPORTATION BOARD - CHAIRMAN FOR TWO YEARS; BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR GO KIDS A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION PROVIDING LOW COST CHILD CARE FOR 25+ YEARS.
Soquel, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(831) 427-2122 2805 Porter St
Soquel, CA 95073
Estate Planning
Monterey COL
Soquel, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(831) 462-7495 2901 Park Ave
Soquel, CA 95073
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Soquel, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(831) 475-4679 2425 Porter St
Soquel, CA 95073
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(831) 429-0181 700 Frederick St
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Loyola Law School
Watsonville, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(831) 728-0476 734 E Lake Ave
Watsonville, CA 95076
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(831) 459-6000 615 Mission St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(831) 423-5447 740 Front St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Estate Planning, Business and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 33 years experience
(831) 462-1234 50 5th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Estate Planning and Business
Univ of Alabama School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(831) 427-5132 1414 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Tax
Univ of Iowa COL
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(831) 600-3030 1414 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Estate Planning
Santa Clara University, School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 64 years experience
(831) 423-3640 149 Josephine St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Estate Planning and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Watsonville, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 53 years experience
(831) 768-7215 240 Westgate Dr
Watsonville, CA 95076
Estate Planning and Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Santa Cruz, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(831) 427-5132 1414 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Estate Planning, Business, IP and Tax
Santa Clara University
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.