Michael A. Milnes Attorney at Law

Michael A. Milnes Attorney at Law

LIFETIME PERSONAL AND ASSET PLANNING, ESTATE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION, NURSING HOME PLANNING, PROBATE & ESTATE LITIGATION, ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE. PUT MY 40+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU. HOUSE CALLS AVAILABLE

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MICHAEL A. MILNES
ATTORNEY AT LAW
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA

LIFETIME PERSONAL AND ASSET PLANNING
ESTATE PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION

PUT MY 40+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU
FOR YOU TO GIVE YOU PEACE OF MIND

COMPLETE ESTATE PLANNING WITH CUSTOM PREPARED DOCUMENTS:
LIVING TRUSTS, WILLS, FINANCIAL POWERS OF ATTORNEY
HEALTHCARE POWERS OF ATTORNEY (Advance Health Care Directives and Living Wills) AMENDMENTS AND UPDATES OF YOUR EXISTING DOCUMENTS
ASSET PROTECTION PLANNING FOR YOUR HEIRS,
SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS, RETIREMENT PLANNING TRUSTS
DIGITAL ASSET TRUSTS, PET TRUSTS, GUN TRUSTS

MEDI-CAL ASSET PLANNING AND TRUSTS TO PROTECT YOUR HOME, QUICKLY QUALIFY FOR CALIFORNIA MEDI-CAL NURSING HOME BENEFITS AND MINIMIZE ESTATE RECOVERY

ASSET PROTECTION PLANNING FOR INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES:
IRREVOCABLE TRUSTS, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANYS,
FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIPS, CORPORATIONS

LIVING TRUST ESTATE ADMINISTRATION AND LITIGATION

PROBATE COURT ESTATE ADMINISTRATION AND LITIGATION

ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE LITIGATION

REPRESENTATION OF HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS AND HOMEOWNERS, INCLUDING LITIGATION

FIXED FEES AVAILABLE FOR ALL PLANNING SERVICES

FIFTEEN PERCENT (15%) DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY AND VETERANS

HOUSE CALLS AND EMERGENCY PREPARATION OF DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE

5588 NORTH PALM AVENUE, FRESNO, CALIFORNIA 93711
PHONE: (559) 435 2764 EMAIL: [email protected]

Main Office

Main Office
5588 N Palm Ave
Fresno CA 93704

Phone

(559) 435-2764

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

YES, ONE HOUR, IN OFFICE OR BY TELEPHONE, YOUR CHOICE

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

WILLS, TRUSTS, ASSET AND HEALTH POWERS OF ATTORNEY, NURSING HOME PLANING, BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS and PROBATE COURT SERVICES

Hourly Rates

$250.00

Office Information

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; OTHER HOURS AVAILABLE IN EMERGENCYS

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

ENGLISH

Michael Milnes

Michael A. Milnes Attorney at Law


About MICHAEL A. MILNES, Attorney at Law

I am a veteran and a fourth generation member of a pioneer Fresno County family and have practiced estate planning law in Fresno for more than forty years. I graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Business Administration/Finance, and while working full time making real estate investments for a major life insurance company, I continued on to Golden Gate University in San Francisco, where I received my Juris Doctorate degree. I practice in the area of Elder Law, focusing on planning for lifetime health and asset protections, estate planning, Medi-Cal eligibility in long-term care and financial abuse litigation, asset protection planning, trust administration and probate.

I am a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the California State Bar, the California Lawyers Association and its Section on Trusts, Estate Planning, and Probate. As recognition for the quality of legal services that I have given my clients for more than four decades, I proudly am BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for my legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards. This is a national attorney rating based upon the evaluation of certain attorneys by local judges and other attorneys and a symbol of my commitment to satisfying my clients. I am A+ rated by the Fresno Better Business Bureau. I am a California licensed Notary Public.

I have represented clients in court and jury trials and in Courts of Appeal in California. I am the sole attorney of record in six (6) published opinions in the official reports of California cases. I have represented clients before the Eastern, Central and Northern District Federal Courts and Bankruptcy Courts in California as well as Federal Courts in Nevada and Florida.

My litigation experience enables me to bring a unique perspective to my estate planning practice and, in particular, to drafting documents and advising clients to, hopefully, avoid unnecessary litigation.

I am proud to be a veteran and for my service in the US Army Security Agency. My wife is also a veteran having served in the US Navy Medical Service Corps. Our son recently retired after 24 years of active duty in Naval Aviation after graduating from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. There is a monument memorializing my father adjacent to the B17 aircraft parked east of Highway 99 South of Tulare, California. Because of my appreciation and respect for persons who are serving or have served in our military I am pleased to offer a fifteen percent (15%) discount for all my legal services to active duty military personnel and veterans.

I believe I have been very fortunate and that I have an obligation to share my knowledge and experience without compensation. I am active as a volunteer in the management of two homeowners associations: Club Donatello Owners Association, which operates a hotel near Union Square in San Francisco, California and of which I am currently the President and Chief Executive Officer; and Huntington Association, Lakeshore, California, where I am legal counsel and a Director.

For my clients' benefit I take pride maintaining currently my subscription to the Lexis-Nexis computer research system and in actively and continuously participating in continuing education programs for attorneys to keep up to date in the areas of law which I practice.

I welcome the opportunity to serve you and develop a complete plan for your lifetime personal and asset planning and estate planning as well as your plans for distribution of your estate to your heirs.





License

Bar Number: 37609
California, 1966

Education

GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
J.D. DOCTOR OF JURISPRUDENCE, 1965

SAN FRANCISCO STATE COLLEGE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
A.B., Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with Specialty in Finance, 1961

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