Our firm is focused on serving all of California in areas of probate and estate planning law. John Palley is our lead probate attorney and pleased to be one of the first Sacramento attorneys listed on Nolo.com in the early 00's.Example cases
We do a substantial amount of probate and estate planning work.
In many cases yes. The length of the free consultation depends on the type of case. Call or email with details of your case.
A lot of our estate planning work is done on a fixed-price basis. That fee will be determined at the initial meeting. If you mention Nolo to John Palley he will be happy to quote you that fee by email or phone. Our fees are very reasonable considering our background, experience and credentials. We have no problem telling you up front what your fee will be!
Our hourly rates range from $200 to $350 per hour.
8:00 — 5:00 M-F
After hours are by appointment.
Yes. This is on a case by case basis.
Generally speaking the attorney you hire will be the attorney you speak to throughout your case. However, paralegals and other attorneys are always available if your attorney is not.
Mediation is a common way to solve a litigated probate matter and we fully support that process.
We provide pro bono legal services though agencies but not through direct client contact.
We have focused on probate and estate planning since 1979. We have 4 attorneys who are certified specialists in estate planning, probate and trust law and/or taxation law.
We love educated clients and pride ourselves on helping our clients to fully understand what they are signing.
We are willing to review documents prepared by clients. However, be warned that we will be critical!
On a rare occasion we will work as a back room technician to help you through the probate process as a "pro per." This is a case by case issue.
Our firm is highly efficient and customer service oriented.
Our firm's two strengths are probate and estate planning. In probate we have been a leading provider of probate court services since 1999 and produce a huge volume of probates throughout the state. In estate planning we have been a cutting edge firm in Sacramento since 1979. The vast amount of experience is among the highest in the state in both areas of law!
Our firm's core started with a large estate planning practice in the late 1970's. During the years since we have become a leader in trust administration, probate and business law.
Our primary practice areas developed by our desire to help people. We help individuals and small businesses in the areas of probate, estate planning and business law.
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