Practicing law and developing good lasting relationships with my clients is very... more
Practicing law and developing good lasting relationships with my clients is very important to me. I was originally in house counsel at various corporations -- Sun MS, HP, Symantec - doing corporate business law. When I left inhouse practice to care for my Mother full time who had Alzheimer's, I realized that I wanted to educate people on the importance of planning for their golden years... view profile
Client satisfaction is my number one goal. I have a free consultation. 33 years... more
Client satisfaction is my number one goal. I have a free consultation. 33 years experience. I am the attorney you get when you hire me. I have excellent relations with Judges and District Attorneys. I return calls within 24 hours.
I am a California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust &... more
I am a California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. This specialization is distinguished by the fact that out of 182,000 active attorneys in California, only 984 are currently certified legal specialists in the area of Estate Law (as of August 2014). I do work in wills, trusts, probate, trust administration, durable powers of attorney, advance healt... view profile
Robin L. Klomparens is a partner in the law firm of Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens... more
Robin L. Klomparens is a partner in the law firm of Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens Youmans LLP. Ms. Klomparens specializes in income, state and local estate and gift taxation. She advises clients on business transactions, entity formation (profit and non-profit), state and federal tax audits and litigation matters, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and serves as a consultant... view profile
Mr. Kaster is an attorney with offices in Walnut Creek and San Francisco who... more
Mr. Kaster is an attorney with offices in Walnut Creek and San Francisco who practices in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, probate, conservatorships, trusts and estates litigation and civil litigation. Mr. Kaster graduated cum laude from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2000, where he earned membership in the Order of the Coif. He received the highest class score in s... view profile
Mark S. Drobny was born and raised in Bettendorf, Iowa. He graduated from the... more
Mark S. Drobny was born and raised in Bettendorf, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1977 (Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and General Sciences), UOP McGeorge Law School in 1980 (J.D.) and 1981 (LL.M-Taxation). He is a California State Bar Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, The State Bar of California of Legal Specialization. He is a recipient of ... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.