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CaliforniaEstate and Probate Law Lawyers in Lake County, California

Attorneys that focus on estate and probate law in Lake County, California help clients resolve all facets of planning for the conservation and disposition of estates. Estate and probate lawyers must understand the state and federal tax burdens that apply to this area of the law. Estate and probate lawyers prepare the legal instruments to accomplish the estate plans including drafting and executing wills, administering formal and summary estates, including tax related matters. Attorneys also engage in probate litigation including will contests or will or trust construction suits in probate court.

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Dennis A W Fordham

Dennis A W Fordham
Law Office of Dennis A. Fordham
870 S Main St
Lakeport, CA 95453
Licensed for 18 years, Dennis A W Fordham is a Estate and Probate Law and Elder Law lawyer who attended The City University of New York Sch... read more >

Mary Margaret Heare Amodio

Mary Margaret Heare Amodio
PO Box 1606
Lakeport, CA 95453
Licensed for 19 years, Mary Margaret Heare Amodio is a Trusts and Probate lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of Law... read more >

Debra Spotts Blum

Debra Spotts Blum
5716 Main St Ste A
Kelseyville, CA 95451
Licensed for 18 years, Debra Spotts Blum is a Wills and Trusts lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >

Phillip Dean Hatfield

Phillip Dean Hatfield
505 Keck Rd
Lakeport, CA 95453
Licensed for 12 years, Phillip Dean Hatfield is a Trusts and Wills lawyer who attended Empire Coll School Of Law... read more >
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Estate and Probate Law Specialty Areas

Estate Planning Certification

National Association of Estate Planners and Councils - NAEPC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as estate planning law specialists.



Estate and Probate Law Certification

CBLS Board Certification in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law - Lawyers certified in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law with the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of practice.


The CBLS defines the term "estate planning, trust and probate law" as the practice of law dealing with:


  • "the creation, protection and disposition of a client's assets, during life and upon and after death, in accordance with the client's expressed desires;

  • the tax and family relationship consequences of the client's acts and desires;

  • the preparation of wills, trusts and other documents to carry out the client's desires;

  • the administration of estates and trusts (such as necessary court or non-court procedures; tax reporting, payment of tax and tax audits; and management and transfer of assets); and

  • the protection of the property and provision for the personal needs of individuals unable to handle their own affairs by reason of age, illness or other incapacity."

Nonprofit Legal Associations

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

ACTEC is a fellowship of attorneys seeking to improve trust, estate and tax laws, as well as the procedures and ethics of attorneys who work in those fields. Many of the top trust and estate attorneys belong to this respected organization.


About Lake County

Find a Lawyer in Lake County

Northern California Lawyer Referral Service - The Lawyer Referral Service is a community based non-profit service sponsored by Northern California Lawyer Access, Inc. Since 1977, this lawyer referral service has helped clients in the northern portion of California. Over time, it has expanded its services to 19 Northern California counties including Lake County.



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