Top Sacramento, CA Estate Planning Attorneys Near You

  • Steven J Cottrell

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    Those confronted with Estate Planning issues can connect with Steven J Cottrell. This practice offers legal help to clients in the Sacramento, California area.

  • Forbes Cheryl Attorney At Law

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    Assisting people in California with their Estate Planning needs. Learn More.

  • King Amy R Attorney At Law

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    King Amy R Attorney At Law, a local Sacramento firm specializing in California Estate Planning Law.

  • Wilson Randall R Jd CPA

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    Get local legal help for your Estate Planning issues. Wilson Randall R Jd CPA assists clients in the Sacramento, California area.

  • Petersen Law

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    Get experienced Estate Planning help from Petersen Law, a reputable law firm in Sacramento, California.

  • Garner Law Office

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    Those seeking legal help with Estate Planning can reach out to Garner Law Office, a local practice representing people in Sacramento, California.

  • Frederick John A

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    Frederick John A helps Sacramento clients with their Estate Planning needs.

  • Sweeney William J Atty

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    Assisting with Estate Planning issues in Sacramento and across California.

  • Shampo G Christopher Attorney At Law

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    Representing clients with Estate Planning issues in California, Shampo G Christopher Attorney At Law, a reputable law firm based in Sacramento.

  • Huber Jonathan Law Office

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    In the Sacramento, California area, Huber Jonathan Law Office can help you resolve your Estate Planning issues.

  • Bailey Myra Attorney At Law

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    Representing clients with Estate Planning issues in California, Bailey Myra Attorney At Law, a reputable law firm based in Sacramento.

  • Law Office of Matthew D. Scott

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    For those working through a Estate Planning issue in the Sacramento, California area, Law Office of Matthew D. Scott can be your partner in law.

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  • Sanborn Law PC

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    Get experienced legal representation for Estate Planning issues. Clients in Sacramento, California can turn to Sanborn Law PC for help.

  • Meissner Joseph Palley & Ruggles, Inc.

    Estate Planning Attorney | Sacramento, CA
    Connect with a proven Sacramento, California law firm with experience helping clients with Estate Planning issues.

    View Website 916-920-5983

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  • Huckabay Robert Attorney At Law

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    Connect with a local Sacramento, California firm for experienced Estate Planning legal representation.

  • Hooper Derek M

    Estate Planning Attorney | Sacramento, CA
    A reputable law firm in Sacramento, California, Hooper Derek M specializes in helping clients with Estate Planning issues.

  • Turnbull & McLaughlin

    Estate Planning Attorney | Sacramento, CA
    Need representation for your Estate Planning issues? Turnbull & McLaughlin offers local assistance in Sacramento, California.

  • Runte John A

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    If you need Estate Planning help in California, contact Runte John A, a local practice in Sacramento, for legal representation.

  • Lawson & Mayer

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    Contact Lawson & Mayer in Sacramento, California for experienced legal assistance in Estate Planning.

  • Welch Donald D Attorney At Law

    Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Sacramento, CA
    In Sacramento, California area, Welch Donald D Attorney At Law can help clients with their Estate Planning needs.

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Sacramento Estate Planning Information

Are You Considering Creating a Health Care Power of Attorney?

If you have a debilitating health issue that may render you incapable of making informed decisions about your medical care, a Sacramento lawyer can help prepare a health care power of attorney for you and assist with getting the document properly executed.

The Scope of a Health Care Power of Attorney

A health care power of attorney is a document by which you give limited temporary authority to another person to act on your behalf. You specify in writing that the person, to whom you designate as your health care agent, can make decisions regarding your medical treatment and health care.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

Lead Counsel Rated Attorneys

Lead Counsel's objective process independently verifies attorney records, conferring with state bars across the country and conducting annual reviews to confirm that the attorney practices in the legal categories as indicated, possesses a valid bar license, and is eligible to practice in the specific jurisdiction.

Court Locations in Sacramento, CA

Gordon D. Schaber Sacramento County Courthouse

720 9th St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 874-5522

William R. Ridgeway Family Relations Courthouse

3341 Power Inn Rd., Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 875-3400

Carol Miller Justice Center

301 Bicentennial Circle, Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 875-7746