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Marivel Madamba Zialcita

Probate Attorney at Claremont, CA

5.0   7 reviews

Licensed for 20 years

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About Marivel

Learn Marivel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    Estate Planning, Long-Term Care Insurance & Planning, Medi-Cal, Medical Directives

    19 years, 500 cases

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    A process of arranging for the disposition and management of one's estate at death through the use of wills, trusts and much more!

    19 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    25%
    Planning for Medi-Cal is critical for protecting your assets and ensuring you get the care that is needed.

  4. Probate
    25%
    Probate is a legal process that takes place after someone dies. It includes: *Proving in court that a deceased person's will is valid. *Identifying and inventorying the deceased person's property having the property appraised. *Paying debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining property as the will (or state law, if there's no will) directs.

    19 years, 100 cases

MARIVEL M. ZIALCITA is the founder of MMZ LAW, A Professional Corporation, where she practices in the areas of Trust and Estate, Elder Law (Medi-Cal Asset Preservation Planning), Special Needs, Conservatorship, Trust Administration and Probate. Ms. Zialcita is a frequent speaker on trust and estate matters and holds memberships in the State Bar of California, Trust and Estate Section, The San Bernardino County Bar Association, Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel. She currently assists in the pro bono legal services program at the James L. Brulte Senior Center in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Ms. Zialcita received her B.A. degree from the University of California, in Irvine. She graduated with honors in sociology and completed her minor in classical civilization. She received her J.D. degree from California Western School of Law, ABA/AALS, of San Diego, California and was the recipient of the Dean Merit Scholarship. Marivel M. Zialcita and her team at MMZ LAW strive to create value and a meaningful experience for all our clients.

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Licensed for 20 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 08/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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MMZ LAW, A Professional Corporation
MMZ San Diego
401 West A St
Suite 1100
San Diego, CA, 92101
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Posted by Whitney | September 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
Marivel helped me through a difficult time after my grandmother passed away. I wanted to protect the assets that were gifted to me and create provisions of my Trust to give to certain charities, as well as have a power-of-attorney and medical directive. I knew what I wanted and she facilitated everything quickly and easily. When I contacted her a couple years later she was more than willing to answer additional questions about my Trust. Thank you for the peace of mind.
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Posted by May | June 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended
My family came to her when our mother's health took a turn for the worse . Marivel was patient especially with my father who did not understand the process and was overwhelmed by all the paperwork. Marivel took her time explaining what needed to be done and broke it down for us. Thank you for your patience and ensuring that our elderly father didn't feel overwhelmed by the whole situation.
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Posted by Leanne | June 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
When my mother got diagnosed with a terminal disease, my brother and I were so lost. Family and friends told us we needed to get my mother's affairs in order, yet we did not know the process let alone the first step. That is when Marivel came in. My boyfriend had recommended me to her and I called her right away. She made it so easy for us and she came to our home to set everything up. She explained everything we needed to make sure we were all taken care of. She put our minds at ease so my brother and I can focus on the most important thing - to spend as much time we had left with our mother. Thank you, Marivel for all you did for our family. Not only were you available every time we had questions, you were so professional and willing to help. Best of all, you showed us compassion. You treated us as if we were your own family and not just a client.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Customer oriented
My wife and I sought advice on estate planning to prepare for the unexpected. Not knowing what questions to ask, she provided many options tailored to our needs. We feel comfortable with Marivel and trust her knowledge and experience. She is now our go to lawyer concerning these matters.
Posted by Barry | January 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+++ Expert Lawyer - Highly Recommend
Marivel helped us multiple times for various estate/trust planning. She was always very knowledgeable, responsive, and professional. Marivel covered every angle and laid out all of our options for us so that we could make the best decision for our family. She handled the entire process in a timely manner and her follow up was great. Once everything was completed, she still checked in with us after to see if we had additional questions. We highly recommended Marivel to others as well and they were all very happy with her services.
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Posted by Jessie | January 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family estate
My family had a situation come up to where they needed their Living Trust looked over. A so-called family member had drawn up a Trust for us. We thought everything we had was covered in these documents. Our house, money that we saved, stocks & bonds would have been left to this so-called family member. Marivel worked fast and diligently on revising our Trust. She took care of us as if we were her own family. My family loves her to death! So, for those of you who need a real professional attorney to handle your family’s estate Marivel Zialcita is that ATTORNEY! Jessie L. -Longshoreman
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Posted by Brian | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate planning with my parents
Estate planning for my parents was a difficult and uneasy subject to talk about. Death and proper distribution was a difficult thing that my parents and my siblings had to deal with and accept. Marivel was there to gracefully guide us. She explained things very well and was patient with us. We now have things in order. Thank you for what you do! She is highly recommended!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Attorney At Law
  • MMZ LAW, A Professional Corporation
  • 2016 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • SRG LAW GROUP, APLC
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Of Counsel
  • Russakow Ryan & Johnson
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Professor
  • Inland Valley University
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Richard Gann
  • 2003 - 2006
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Tovar
  • Negotiated settlement agreement total worth $200,000.
  • Johnson v Johnson
  • Negotiated settlement agreement total worth $400,000.

Associations

  • Premiere San Gabriel Valley for Estate Planning
  • Attorney Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Pamona Valley Estate Planning Counsel
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Aging Next
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Pomona Valley Estate Planning Counsel
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Eastern Bar Association of Los Angeles County
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • San Gabriel Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • ieLaw
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • San Bernardino Bar Association
  • member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Upland Chamber of Commerce
  • Ambassador and Member
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2018
  • Dean Merit Award
  • California Western School of Law
  • 2002

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (18)
Probate Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposing counsel on a litigated probate/trust matter with Ms. Zialcita. It was a pleasure to work with a reasonable opposing counsel for the best interests of our clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marivel is well-versed in estate planning, elder law, and probate matters. I'm always comfortable sending clients her way. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marivel is experienced and highly skilled in her field. She demonstrates enthusiasm and passion for both her profession and her clients, and is a pleasure to work with in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Marivel for years, and she's well-versed in estate planning and probate, and takes good care of her clients. I have no worries when I send clients her way."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marivel cares about the needs of her clients and has years of experience helping clients in all areas of Estate Planning. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marivel is as professional as they come. She is well versed in estate planning, is responsive to her clients needs and is extremely skilled. I give her the highest endorsement possible."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Marivel on a couple of estates and trust cases over the years and found her to be quite competent, professional and courteous in the handling of her matters."
Trusts Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Atty. Zialcita is extremely professional and detail oriented. She makes a point to make her clients feel at ease going over sensitive issues. She is very personable with her colleagues and presents as polished and experienced before the court."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Claremont Probate Lawyer Marivel Madamba Zialcita
Marivel Madamba Zialcita
Probate Attorney
Claremont, CA
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation