5.0 stars 56 totalReview John Goralka
Anonymous review posted on
Mr. Goralka and his staff were excellent in executing my Revocable Trust which included my will, advance health care directive my health care choices, authorization for release of medical information, general durable power of attorney for personal care, three certification of trust agreement, general transfer, authorization for cremation & request for final services & disposition of remains. Everything was explained in a way that you could understand. I would highly recommend John Goralka & his staff.
Posted by Raquel
I was in need to update my previous living trust and was looking for a reputable law firm to update it. I was directed to contact the John Goralka Law Firm. In doing so, I was informed by the law office staff that a seminar was coming up soon. I decided to attend the seminar and was so glad I did. Right after the seminar, I felt there was no need for me to continue looking for another law firm. I set up an appointment to see John. Everything went well and right on time. I would like to say that, John and the staff are very professional. Whenever I called the office, the staff was very helpful in answering my questions, and very pleasant.
I sincerely recommend the John Goralka Law Firm to everyone.
Contra Costa, California
Posted by John
First hired John Goralka for help on my parents trust resolution that was not going smoothly. Thru his knowledge and precise work, the case finally came to a fair completion, and we have worked with him on our own personal affairs since. He and his staff are great and very professional. We have recommended his service to several people and they are also very satisfied.
Posted by Mike Nausin
Having reviewed Mr. Goralka's profile on Avvo we took the option to attend his free seminar at his office and we weren't disappointed. The staff was great and Mr. Goralka's presentation and information was extremely helpful in helping us to determine our next course of action; which was we had him update our current Living Trust. Mr. Goralka has refined the process which made gathering documents easy, communicating with the office staff was quick and efficient, and any of our questions were quickly answered with concise information that was so easy to understand. When we went through the signing of all our new documents, again the process was smooth, easy to understand, and the staff was really great to work with. Look forward to sitting down with them again in 3 years for our free trust review which is just absolutely great.
Posted by Jerome
John updated our living trust and wrote a special needs trust for our adult disabled son. It should be noted our case was unusually difficult and complex. We were exceptionally satisfied with his services.
Posted by Carolyn & Bob
John Goralka and his entire staff were extremely professional and efficient when he prepared our family trust. He was understanding and helpful as he guided us through the necessary legal steps to make sure our estate would be distributed just the way we wanted it. The staff was always on top of things when we called with questions. They're just nice people. We highly recommend.
Posted by Don & Mark
We recently attended John's Living Trust Seminar and learned that we needed to have our trust reviewed. We met with John and chose Goralka Law Firm to rewrite our Living Trust. John and his team were professional, friendly and extremely helpful in evaluating our estate planning needs.
His fee was a flat rate and reasonable for the services we needed. The firm was thorough, extremely courteous and timely on all matters. We would not hesitate in recommending the Goralka Law Firm to handle your estate planning needs!
Posted by Ed and Paula
Initially we chose John Goralka to create our Trusts based on his expertise as a certified specialist in both estate planning and taxation, his prestigious accomplishments, and his stellar testimonials.
Almost immediately we realized Johns' dedication to patiently listening to our needs and the compassion he shared towards us and for his profession.
John was able to protect our daughter from losing her government benefits while still receiving her inheritance.
He and his team worked tirelessly and extremely well together. Each team member was on the same page and took ownership for their areas of expertise.
Ed and Paula
Posted by Hector
My wife and I recently attended a seminar that John Goralka presented on Living Trusts. We really liked the strategy he suggested for our family in regards to protecting our assets. The team at the office is very professional and answered all of our questions about the legal language in the trust. John is the kind of legal professional we need in our side as we continue to grow our assets, so they are protected for our children.
We strongly recommend setting up an appointment and allowing the Goralka Law Firm to evaluate you situation and structure a strategy that fits your needs.
Hector and Amanda Caban
Anonymous review posted on
I first met John back in the 80's when working as auditors at Franchise Tax Board. He is friendly, personable and, I feel, highly intelligent.
To gain knowledge on living trusts, I attended one of the seminars conducted by his firm and, being a Saturday, was surprised to see John rather than one of his employees conducting the seminar. The seminar was free, very informative, and questions were answered. By attending, you also receive a discount on your living trust package.
His estate planning packages are complete and the basic plan that I purchased included the living trust, pour over will, durable power of attorney, advance health care directive, and numerous other directives, instructions, and authorizations. Draft copies of all documents were provided to us for review and all questions were answered prior to the document being finalized. All of my and my wife's wishes were incorporated into the various documents and I am extremely satisfied with the finished product.
I have complete confidence and trust in John and highly recommend his firm for your estate planning needs.