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CaliforniaEstate and Probate Law Lawyers in Madera County, California

Attorneys that focus on estate and probate law in Madera 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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Steven Robert Mortimer

Steven Robert Mortimer
Law Offices of Steven R Motimer
110 N D St
Madera, CA 93638
Licensed for 49 years, Steven Robert Mortimer is a Real Estate Law and Wills lawyer who attended UC Davis School of Law... read more >

Robert Baxter Lindley

Robert Baxter Lindley
Robert B. Lindley
49430 Rd 426 Suite 1
Oakhurst, CA 93644
Licensed for 5 years, Robert Baxter Lindley is a Trusts and Estate Planning lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

Bernard John McGoldrick

Bernard John McGoldrick
McGoldrick & McGoldrick
49239 Golden Oak Loop
Oakhurst, CA 93644
Licensed for 22 years, Bernard John McGoldrick is a Trusts and Estate Planning lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... read more >

Patricia Lynn Ziegler-Lopez

Patricia Lynn Ziegler-Lopez
Legal Aid Society of San Diego
209 W Yosemite Ave
Madera, CA 93637
Licensed for 5 years, Patricia Lynn Ziegler-Lopez is a Trusts and Estate Planning lawyer who attended San Joaquin College 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.


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