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Law Offices of Berge & Berge LLP

Wills Lawyer | San Jose, CA

408-389-6980

Proudly Serving The South Bay Area For Over 20 Years

The Law Offices of Berge & Berge is a South Bay Law Firm practicing exclusively in the area of Estate Planning with over 2,500 individuals having selected our firm to prepare and maintain their estate plan.  Our firm prides itself on being a proactive, counseling oriented practice which strives to educate clients and design customer estate plans that meet client …

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The Legal Practice of Dante Cuddy

Wills Lawyer | San Jose, CA

Free Consultation

408-780-2307

Your Legacy.
Your Way.

Estate planning is not merely about the transfer of wealth after death. Much of the subject concerns life here and now: naming agents for health care and finances, articulating instructions in case of an accident, naming guardians for minor children, setting up trusts to achieve specific goals. This is the power of estate planning, and it's my job to guide clients …

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Frisella Law, APC

Wills Lawyer | Serving San Jose, CA

Free Consultation

866-748-6512

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San Jose Wills Information

Do I Really Need a Lawyer for My Will?

A will is a legal document that allows a person to decide how property and assets will be distributed after death. If a will does not exist, the state's probate court disburses the person's belongings according to intestacy laws.

What a Will Attorney Does

Although you can write a will without the benefit of legal counsel, the best course is to consult a San Jose wills attorney. The attorney can draft your will to ensure it is legal, that your wishes are honored, and anticipate contingencies that could prevent the will from being challenged.

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.

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.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney's expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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Court Locations in San Jose, CA

Downtown Superior Court

191 N 1st St.,San Jose,CA95113
Phone: (408) 882-2100

Santa Clara Hall of Justice

190 W Hedding St.,San Jose,CA95110
Phone: (408) 808-6600

Old Courthouse

161 N 1st St.,San Jose,CA95113
Phone: (408) 882-2100