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Bay Area Probate and Estate Attorney

While it may not be possible to completely prepare ourselves for the future, a small amount of planning can go a very long way. A proper estate plan can help a family prepare for the future and ensure the well-being of future generations.

If you forget to set up an estate plan and probate is needed in Northern California, Klosek Law Offices is here to help. We’re an experienced team of probate attorneys serving the San Francisco Bay area, including locations in the South Bay, Sacramento, and surrounding areas.

To receive help with a probate administration, forming an estate plan, or trust administration, give us a call today. For a free estimate on probate fees, try our probate calculator or fill out our convenient contact form.

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Benefits of Choosing Klosek Law Offices

At Klosek Law Offices, we understand that establishing the future for your family or estate is a complicated and serious process. On the other side of the coin, handling the demands of an estate or trust as executor of a will or as trustee can be emotional and challenging. For residents facing these problems in San Mateo, Walnut Creek, and surrounding areas, we’re here to help.

At Klosek Law Offices, we take a compassionate approach to helping our clients navigate the California probate process, form estate plans, and more. Our team strives to ensure your comfort and confidence, no matter what you face. We have considerable experience with probate and estate law and will help make these processes as stress-free and straightforward as possible.

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Klosek Law Offices’ Estate Planning Attorney, Jack, offered fantastic assistance and walked me through the estate planning process. The procedure is complicated, but his advice and skills were reassuring. Klosek Law Oath Law provides excellent Estate Planning advice, and we strongly suggest this competent business.  I am grateful to know that when I pass away, my lovely daughter and son will not have to deal with the hardship of administering my inheritance. Palo Alto’s Best Estate Planning Attorney.

Myron Watts

This is a fantastic firm with a wonderful team. They really listened to us and helped us make some important estate planning decisions that we had no idea were possible. I’ve recommended them to family and friends, and several have gone on to use Klosek Law Offices, and they’ve had the same great experience and personal attention that I have, so I continue to highly recommend them.

Vincent Hart

Jack and his team made the process of setting up a will and trust for my parents easy. We met with him once and went through some questions in plain English which he integrated into all the appropriate legal documents; no changes the first time. His staff were quick to respond in setting up an appointment to sign and notarize the documents and sent us digital copies within the hour. Wonderful, easy, and great communication. Thank you!

Michelle Carter

Klosek Law Offices in The Bay Area

There’s no place like the Bay Area. With so many people in California calling this place home, planning for the future of your home and loved ones becomes a way of keeping the magic of our community alive. At Klosek Law Offices, our Bay Area Probate and Estate Attorney team is here to help you and your family members prepare for future generations or navigate legal requirements after a loss

To serve our San Francisco Bay community, we have three main offices. If you need a Bay Area probate attorney, you can reach out to our locations in Sacramento, Palo Alto, and Walnut Creek.

Phone

916-290-7560

Email

jk@KlosekLawOffices.com

Hours of Operation

Mon – Fri: 9a – 6p
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

We Proudly Serve

Atherton, Portola Valley, Diablo, Orinda, Danville, Alamo, Los Altos, Saratoga, Los Gatos

Zip Codes We Service

94507, 94022, 94024, 95070, 95030, 94027, 94028, 94528, 94563, 94506

Estate and Probate Law in The Bay Area

Probate cases in California have an unfortunate reputation for taking an extended amount of time. With the help you’ll receive from an experienced estate attorney like those you’ll find at Klosek Law Offices, you have the chance for a stress-free, expedited process.

Depending on the details of a probate estate, the process can resolve in as little as nine to twelve months. However, probate proceedings may take up to two years or longer for complex cases.

The good news is that under current probate law, estates under $184,500 can settle without probate if the decedent died on or after April 1, 2022, and estates under $166,250 can settle without probate if the decedent died before April 1, 2022.

To find the easiest path to completing the probate process, speak to an experienced probate and estate attorney in your area. Call us at Klosek Law Offices today

Legal Services Klosek Law Offices Provides in The Bay Area, California

Dependable Estate Planning

Estate planning in the San Francisco Bay Area doesn’t have to be challenging. Our team at Klosek Law Offices can help you chart a path for your family’s future and your peace of mind.

While building your personalized estate plan with Klosek Law Offices, we can help you:

  • Establish trusts (revocable or irrevocable)
  • Understand spousal property, business law or real estate law, if applicable
  • Create living wills and pour-over Wills
  • Establish a plan for distributing assets (including subtrusts for children)
  • Plan for avoiding probate in the future for all type of assets
  • And so much more

An experienced attorney from our reputable Bay Area estate planning law firm will guide you every step of the way.

If you’re ready to start building the foundation for your family’s successes, reach out to a Bay area estate attorney you can trust. Give us a call at the Klosek Law Offices location nearest you.

Experienced Probate Attorney

If you need a probate attorney in the bay area, our Klosek Law Offices team has you covered. We’re a trusted Bay area probate and estate law firm proudly helping California residents move forward after a loss. While we don’t handle probate litigation, we’re ready to tackle every part of the standard probate process. And even though we don’t do litigation, we will provide you with quality referral. 

But what does the probate process involve? For those who’ve just experienced a loss, dealing with probate estates and probate proceedings may seem complex and stressful. At Klosek Law Offices, our attorneys help you stay informed about the law and know what to expect throughout the probate process.

The Probate Process

During this process, the probate courts will determine the validity of any wills established by the decedent. The probate courts will also appoint executors, locate and establish the value of assets, and many other critical actions related to a decedent’s estate plan.

Probate courts in San Mateo, Walnut Creek, and other bay area cities, are also where the legal proceedings regarding contested wills occur. While contesting a will or trust is not a service we currently offer, we may be able to help you prepare for what to expect if you or someone else chooses that path for any reason.

Once the probate court has established an executor, they will be made aware of their responsibilities to the estate, which may or may not include the finding and valuing of property and other assets.

Through probate court we will establish the value of the real property, liquid assets, and other financial holdings, and debts belonging to the decedent will be handled through probate as well. Once all debts show as paid, the probate court will distribute any remaining assets as per the will’s instruction if one exists.

If this process still sounds complicated, don’t worry. As a qualified and compassionate probate and estate attorney in the Bay Area, a lawyer from Klosek Law Offices is here to help. Save yourself time and stress by giving us a call and speaking to a lawyer today.

Trust Administration Services

During this process, the probate courts will determine the validity of any wills established by the decedent. The probate courts will also appoint executors, locate and establish the value of assets, and many other critical actions related to a decedent’s estate plan.

Probate courts in San Mateo, Walnut Creek, and other bay area cities, are also where the legal proceedings regarding contested wills occur. While contesting a will or trust is not a service we currently offer, we may be able to help you prepare for what to expect if you or someone else chooses that path for any reason.

Once the probate court has established an executor, they will be made aware of their responsibilities to the estate, which may or may not include the finding and valuing of property and other assets.

Through probate court we will establish the value of the real property, liquid assets, and other financial holdings, and debts belonging to the decedent will be handled through probate as well. Once all debts show as paid, the probate court will distribute any remaining assets as per the will’s instruction if one exists.

If this process still sounds complicated, don’t worry. As a qualified and compassionate probate and estate attorney in the Bay Area, a lawyer from Klosek Law Offices is here to help. Save yourself time and stress by giving us a call and speaking to a lawyer today.

Types of Trusts

A bay area probate attorney at Klosek Law Offices can also help you establish a trust through an estate plan, or administer a trust that was created by the decedent when they were alive. Trustees seeking guidance with the administration of a revocable or irrevocable trust may feel intimidated by the language involved.

Revocable Trusts

A revocable trust has provisions that the settlor or grantor of the trust may alter or cancel. This type of trust provides several benefits, including:

  • The flexibility of changing trust terms during the life of the grantor
  • Avoidance of probate
  • Planning for disability
  • Immediate availability of assets upon the death of grantor or originator
  • And more

If you want to establish a living or revocable trust or are about to become the trustee of a revocable trust, reach out to a Bay Area trust attorney today.

Irrevocable Trusts

Once the trustee or trust originator signs the document laying out the terms of an irrevocable trust, those terms cannot be changed or canceled. Irrevocable trusts have a few advantages, including:

  • Protection from creditors, lawsuits, and bad marriages
  • Reduced tax liability
  • Reduced mishandling of assets
  • And more

For a personalized discussion of what revocable and irrevocable trusts can bring to your estate plan or to learn how to proceed as a trustee, reach out to one of our estate planning attorneys today. 

Hire a Qualified Probate Attorney in The Bay Area Today

The lawyers you’ll find at Klosek Law Offices are experienced in navigating complex probate and estate law in Northern California, and we pride ourselves on the service that we provide our community. 

Consider reaching out to a probate attorney at Klosek Law if any of the following is true:

  • Need a Bay Area will attorney or probate attorney
  • Have questions about probate law in San Mateo, Walnut Creek, or any of the surrounding bay area counties
  • Want guidance from attorneys about estate planning
  • Need to establish a trust

Whether it’s the South Bay, East Bay, Peninsula Area, you can call one of our many main offices to find compassionate estate law guidance.

Not ready to call? Getting started is still easy. For a free probate fee estimate, use our convenient probate calculator or fill out our convenient online form.