Thousand Palms, California Estate Planning Lawyers

Nicole L. Ebarb
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California Estate Planning Lawyer

California Desert Trial Academy of LawCalifornia
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Howard S. Borenstein
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Free Consultation! Experienced San Bernardino County Estate Planning Attorney!

For over 25 years, I have provided skilled counsel and advocacy for estate planning needs. I am dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Barbara G. Knox
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience

University of Southern California Gould School of LawCalifornia
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Joseph M. Wojcik
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Planning for all stages of your life.

I have been an estate planning lawyer for over 23 years, but you’ve spent your entire life building your estate. Don’t let someone else control it after you die. Preserve your life’s work with Davis & Wojcik. Read More »
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Jeremy J. Ofseyer
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Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(888) 220-7722 74000 Country Club Drive
Suite H-1
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Estate Planning and Probate
University of North Carolina School of Law, Harvard Law School and University of North Carolina School of Law
Mr. Ofseyer is certified as a specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and his practice focuses on Estate Planning, Trust Administration, and Probate Court proceedings involving Trusts, Estates, and Conservatorships. He has the highest available peer-review rating, AV® Preeminent™, from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available Avvo™ rating, 10.0 Superb, and Palm Springs Life magazine has selected him as one of its "Top Lawyers" for Estate Planning. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (magna cum laude 1990). Mr. Ofseyer has taught Wills...
Robert Lewis Firth
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Cathedral City, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(760) 770-4066 68910 Adelina Rd.
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Probate and Real Estate
Washington University School of Law
First of all, thank you for visiting my website and taking the time to learn about me and what I do to help my clients. When you get to know me, you will find that I am all about integrity, trust and doing the right thing to help my clients solve their problems.

I have over thirty five years of experience in law, business, real estate, government and politics. I have settled in the Palm Springs area because I love the weather, the people and the lifestyle. (I’ve given up wearing ties except when I am in court or at a...
Michael John Harrington
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Palm Springs, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(760) 347-4445 125 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Suite 203
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Univ of LaVerne COL
An understanding lawyer with compassion. Listens to his clients concerns and develops a plan to best meet them. Early in my career I practiced criminal, juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency law. This background still helps today. My practice focuses on typical family needs. Family law, child custody, consumer bankruptcy, and elder care. More recently, I have expanded to offer services to small and family businesses.
David D L Horton
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Riverside, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(844) 951-4529 3750 University Ave
Ste 560
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Northwestern California, School of Law
We’re proud that our law firm is local and we offer our exceptional legal services to SoCal, Riverside, San Bernardino and Palm Springs California. With Our sensitivity coupled with Our aggressive approach to Probate matters and Our wealth of knowledge when it comes to Estate Planning, Our extensive experience with ALL Legal Tax Issues and Our first hand knowledge and real world experience as Business owners has allowed us to call southern California home for many years.

Handling the legal issues that arise after the death of a friend or loved one can be very challenging. If a family member has...
Elaine E. Hill
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Palm Springs, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(760) 864-9800 560 S Paseo Dorotea
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
University of Denver and University of Colorado Law School
Heidi Richert Clerc
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Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(760) 340-0034 73200 El Paseo
Suite 1B
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Northeastern University School of Law
Bruce Rea Durkee
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Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(760) 200-4709 77772 Flora Rd
Suite C
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Whittier Coll School of Law
Bruce R. Durkee is licensed both as an attorney and as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Bruce is also a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. ?Bruce graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Whittier Law School -- finishing in the top 10% of his class. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Accounting from Vanguard University of Southern California, graduating cum laude. Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce owned a CPA firm...
Nicole L. Ebarb
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Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 2 years experience
(760) 340-0034 73200 El Paseo
Suite 1B
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Estate Planning and Probate
California Desert Trial Academy of Law
Julia Burt
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Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(760) 340-0034 73200 El Paseo
Suite 1B
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Helene Patrice - Dreyer Koch
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Indian Wells, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(760) 360-2400 45025 Manitou Dr
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of Texas - Austin
Elaine E. Hill
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience

University of Denver and University of Colorado Law SchoolCalifornia
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Julia Burt
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience

Western State College of Law at Argosy UniversityCalifornia
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Joseph Adelizzi
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Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 35 years experience
(760) 632-1338 43100 Cook St.
Suite 202
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Western State Univ
My vision for creating the Divorce Mediation service was in recognition of the excessive costs and ordeal clients are forced to put up with in the traditional divorce scenario in Court. Everything accumulated by a family can be consumed in the divorce process because there is no insurance policy to cover the legal expense, no business that has a budget for litigation expenses and no government help, so the community estate must bear the costs for both sides. Needless to say, a typical contested divorce can easily exceed $100,000 and what does a family have to show for it?...
Brian Joseph Bourke
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Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(760) 394-5036 74-900 Highway 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Whittier Coll School of Law
Brian completed his law degree from Whittier Law School. He has been serving the Coachella Valley with his legal services for over 35 years. Brian primarily handles cases involving personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability benefits, and estate planning. He loves being a lawyer because the best part of his job is being able to help clients recover the benefits and compensation they truly need. Providing each client with his undivided attention, respect, and experience is his goal and has come to define his legal approach. Brian is known by his colleagues and clients as a dedicated advocate.
Bernard Aaron Sherwyn
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Palm Springs, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(760) 831-4037 1775 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Suite 110-264
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Real Estate
Glendale Univ COL
Over 30 years in law practice. 10 years as a Judge Pro Tem and Court appointed Arbitrator. Board member of the City of Palm Springs Personnel Board and past Chairperson of the City of Palm Springs Administrative Appeals Board . 10 years as an active real estate broker-representing builders & developers & high end residential clients. Numerous Multi-Million Dollar transactions. Numerous scholarly and law review articles in print. Pioneering attorney in surrogate parenting law.
Rhona Shelley Kauffman
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Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(760) 772-8225 77564 Country Club Drive
Suite 115
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
I have been passionately practicing Civil Litigation for over two decades. My specialties include Real Estate, Business, Contracts, Homeowners Associations, Corporate, Employment Law, and Estate Planning. I have a superb rating on AVVO which is the attorney rated online website and my clients and peers have nominated me for Top Business Lawyer in Palm Springs Life. My offices are located in San Diego and Palm Desert California but I have clients across United States and in Canada and aboard who find me on the internet. I look forward to servicing your legal needs.
Barbara G. Knox
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Palm Springs, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(760) 864-9800 560 S Paseo Dorotea
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Scott Drew Fisher
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Palm Springs, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(760) 327-3747 777 E. Tahquitz Canyon Road
Suite 200
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Arizona State University
Martina Kang Ravicz
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Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 31 years experience
(760) 776-4800 74075 El Paseo Drive, Suite C-5
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
American U Washington COL
Bryan Evan Sklar
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Palm Springs, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(760) 778-4967 901 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Suite A-201
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Karin Hesseltine Esq.
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Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(760) 777-0496 41865 Boardwalk, Suite 119
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Estate Planning
Lisa Killingbeck Berkeley
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Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(888) 220-7722 74000 Country Club Drive
Suite H-1
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Heidi Richert Clerc
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California Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience

Northeastern University School of LawCalifornia
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Howard Sanger
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(760) 320-7421 36953 Cook St
#103 Building M
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 51 years experience
Estate Planning and Tax
New York University School of Law and UCLA School of Law
Rancho Mirage, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(760) 770-1787 69730 US Highway 111 Ste 200
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Estate Planning
Western State Univ
Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(760) 346-3355 74000 Country Club Dr Ste H-1
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Lawyer
(888) 220-7722 74000 Country Club Drive
Suite H-1
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Estate Planning
Rancho Mirage, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years experience
(760) 773-5958 72750 Country Club Dr Apt 223
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Palm Springs, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(760) 558-9534 Palm Springs, CA 92262
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Rancho Mirage, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 54 years experience
(626) 755-7581 22 Duke Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Estate Planning
UC Hastings COL
Cathedral City, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(661) 361-5577 308 Coble Dr
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Joel Phillip Driver III
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Cathedral City, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(408) 806-9895 34400 Date Palm Dr Ste M
Cathedral City, CA 92234
Estate Planning
Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 19 years experience
(760) 340-3332 72630 Fred Waring Dr Ste 201
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Stanford Univ Law School
Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 48 years experience
(760) 322-8041 38180 Del Webb Blvd Ste 8
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Estate Planning and Tax
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(760) 346-8817 44694 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Estate Planning
Monterey COL
Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(760) 422-0404 77564 Country Club Dr.
Ste135
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Estate Planning
Univ of West Los Angeles
Rancho Mirage, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(760) 568-0553 71650 Sahara Rd Ste 4
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Estate Planning and Business
California Western School of Law
Rancho Mirage, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(760) 340-6665 41610 Indian Trl Ste 2
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Rancho Mirage, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(760) 668-6090 PO Box 2370
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(858) 551-5888 72550 Greenbriar Ln
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Estate Planning and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Indian Wells, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 56 years experience
(760) 837-7788 75270 US Highway 111 Ste 204
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Loyola Law School
Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(310) 701-9979 PO Box 13147
Palm Desert, CA
Estate Planning, Environmental and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Palm Desert, CA Estate Planning Lawyer with 54 years experience
(760) 772-4250 77564 Country Club Dr Ste 150
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Southwestern Univ School of Law
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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.