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LifePath Law

Probate Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

916-844-2202

Estate And Probate Law For California Residents

At LifePath Law, we believe estate planning is a long-term endeavor. Even once you set up an estate plan, it could grow outdated very quickly and by the time you need it, the plan may no longer be effective at meeting your goals. That is why when you consult with LifePath Law, you work closely with a seasoned estate and probate lawyer to design an estate plan unique to your …

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Frisella Law, APC

Probate Lawyer | Serving Sacramento, CA

Free Consultation

866-748-6512

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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Meissner Joseph & Palley Inc

Probate Lawyer | Serving Sacramento, CA

Free Consultation

916-920-5983

Contact Me for My Free Book on California Probate Law. Call or Email Now for Fast Response!

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Hose & Sanchez, PC

Probate Lawyer | Sacramento, CA

Free Consultation

916-520-1954

Affordable Family Law and Estate Planning Solutions.

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Arata, Swingle & Van Egmond

Probate Lawyer | Serving Sacramento, CA

209-252-0174

60+ Years’ Experience in Helping Clients with Their Legal Needs.

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Sacramento Probate Information

Understanding Probate

When an individual dies leaving a will, the legal process that takes place is called probate. Probate refers to how an estate is administered and processed through the legal system.

Probate Lawyers

The probate process can be confusing and overwhelming considering the circumstances. A Sacramento probate lawyer will help with the management of the decedent's estate, any trusts he or she may have as well as any guardianships or conservatorships in question.

Probate cases often become very detailed and a probate lawyer will help ensure the rights of the deceased are fully protected. Attorneys also have the sensitivity to family dynamics and are knowledgeable in common problems with probate cases.

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.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

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

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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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