Based on 3 reviews
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My experience with Helene Wenzel was as an out of state beneficiary of an estate she was probating in San Francisco. I cannot comment as to her ability in estate planning. As for probating this estate there were numerous errors in her petitions to the court – beneficiary names wrong, letting the California Franchise Tax Board Certificate expire, not getting date of death appraisals required by the court, including assets in the inventory that were non-probate assets, etc. Numerous delays - some warranted others not.
Ms. Wenzel prepared a complete trust package for me, including a will and advance health care directive. I chose her because she was recommended both by colleagues and clients, because she specializes in this type of law and because she was not in a large firm. I found her very easy and comfortable to work with and was very satisfied with the work that she did. I recommend her with no reservations.
Ms. Wenzel is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. She even makes housecalls for her elderly clients who find travel to her office difficult. Ms. Wenzel works very well with clients, who due to their age or condition, are sometimes difficult (and crochety). She is very patient, answers all questions completely and returns calls very quickly. I have been very pleased with her help for my parents and my uncles. I recomend her very highly.