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William H. Sauls, Attorney at Law

Estate Planning Attorney | San Diego, CA

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619-317-1351

Personalized , Quality Legal Services You Can Trust

Since 1981, Attorney William H. Sauls has devoted his time and resources to helping individuals, families and business owners protect what is most important to them. From our law office in San Diego, California, Mr. Sauls serves clients throughout the region who wish to protect themselves and their loved ones for the future as well as business clients who have legal needs …

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Frisella Law, APC

Estate Planning Attorney | San Diego, CA

Free Consultation

619-363-4585

We Can Help During This Difficult Time. Call Us Today to Discuss Your Probate Matter, Trust, Will or Estate Planning Needs. We Also Handle Litigation Matters and Disputes.

At the Law Office of Lisa J. Frisella, APC, we assist our clients plan for the future. We create planning documents intended to protect financial and personal legacies. Our attorneys take the time to explain our clients' estate planning choices. Planning is important for everyone, we make every attempt to make our clients comfortable and give them peace of mind, both …

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866-435-1679

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Let us help you with your legal needs in an easy, secure, and affordable way. Visit YourLegalKey.com today if you need legal assistance with any of the following: Divorce Child Custody & Visitation Child Support Spousal Support Wills Trusts Complete your legal process in as little as 15 minutes!      

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Nett & Nett, P.C.

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving San Diego, CA

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951-290-3545

“Putting the Law and All of Our Resources at Your Disposal”
We Will Guide You through the Estate Planning Legal Process to Accomplish Your Goals and Protect You from Unnecessary Court Proceedings

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Help with Estate Planning

Hiring a San Diego Estate Planning Attorney is the best way to know you've adequately prepared for you and your family's future. Additionally, depending on what you wish to achieve, an estate plan can help support family members, charities, and other worthy causes.

Estate Planning Attorneys

All individuals, regardless of their financial position, will benefit from talking with an Estate Planning Lawyer. However, speaking with a lawyer can be very useful when a person suddenly comes into a lot of money, such as from inheritance or a business sale.

A proper estate plan typically utilizes both a trust and a will. These two powerful tools allow you to make sure not only that your financial goals are addressed, but that you have peace of mind knowing those you love will be taken care of properly when you're no longer able or willing to do so.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Top Questions to Ask a Lawyer

  • What is the usual process to resolve my case? How long will it take to resolve this?
  • What are likely outcomes of a case like mine? What should I expect?

An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic "road map" on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you've laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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Court Locations in San Diego, CA

San Diego Central Courthouse

220 West Broadway,San Diego,CA92101
Phone: (619) 450-5700

Hall of Justice Courthouse

330 W Broadway ,San Diego,CA92101
Phone: (619) 450- 5700

Juvenille Courthouse

2851 Meadowlark Drive ,San Diego,CA92123
Phone: (858) 634-1600