Theodore Hankin - he's on Avvo. Also, Dave Pawlowski (858) 454-0024
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Feel free to give me a call--I'm close to Brea in Chino Hills and practice in the Orange County courts. I can also recommend some Orange County attorneys as well, if you'd like.
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Sounds like you have some good recommendations. So you don't run into similar trouble down the road, look these attorneys up and make sure you feel comfortable with them. Especially since you are out of state, it is important that you have someone you can trust. If you provide me with the case number in Orange County I might be able to direct you further as well.
Brea is in Orange County. You want an Orange County estate planning lawyer. Its not a large enough estate to attract someone from a great distance. Moreover, Orange County has some unique local rules which require someone who is familiar with the processes and clerical staff.
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You are asking a question of people on this connection who are probably all good attorney's who can practice and take care of your situation. My office can handle your situation and can make the necessary appearances for you in Orange County, which isn't that far away from me. Please call me at 626-963-2474.
I can help you with the probate and recomend realators and or any other services that you may need to close the probate. Feel free to contact me through my website or by phone for a consultation or a referal to other local probate attorneys. www.attorneysamwalker.com 714-943-2336.