San Jose Probate Lawyer

An Experienced Estate Planning and Probate Attorney

Established in 1993, The Wessels Law Firm provides sound legal representation in estate planning and probate matters. We are committed to helping our clients with a variety of issues relating to these legal areas:

Probate and trust administration: The administration of a will or trust can quickly become complicated and require the assistance of a skilled attorney. If you are involved in probate administration or trust administration, we can assist you in making the appropriate plans.

Probate and trust administration can involve legal procedures that can be complex. For example, if there is no will, legal rules known as "intestate laws" will determine how the assets will be distributed to heirs. San Jose probate attorney Kai H. Wessels can explain intestate succession and guide you through the process. He represents both executors and beneficiaries in these matters.

Will contests and trust litigation : We represent clients in court proceedings involving probate litigation such as will contests, and trust litigation such as removal of a trustee. We know how to protect a client's best interests in probate court.

Estate planning : Making appropriate plans for your estate is as important as caring for your loved ones during life. Using wills, trusts, advance health care directives, durable powers of attorney, and other estate planning tools, we can help you and your loved ones prepare for the future. Attorney Kai Wessels offers personalized estate planning representation you can trust.

International estate matters : We can provide you with effective representation in international estate matters if you are a foreign citizen with an estate claim in the U.S., including drafting an estate plan.

Out-of-state representation : If you live out of state but have a probate issue in California, we can help. We handle ancillary probate throughout the state of California.

Financial elder abuse : The financial abuse of the elderly frequently happens when care providers or family members gain the trust of an older person, and then use that trust to their financial advantage. Our law office can prevent that from happening and take steps to correct the situation.

Certificate of independent review litigation: Under California law, if you are 65 or older and are considering naming someone as a beneficiary of your will or trust who is either your attorney or is involved with caring for your physical or social needs, you should obtain a certificate of independent review. This is done to prevent fraud, undue influence or duress.

This certificate is obtained following a comprehensive review conducted by an impartial lawyer. We can provide such a review, or represent you in litigation related to this required documentation.

Real estate litigation : When facing a residential or commercial real estate dispute, an experienced attorney can help you assert your rights and protect your investments. We are experienced in handling breach of contract claims as well as other disputes arising out of real estate transactions.

Commercial litigation : When your business is facing a commercial dispute, we go to work preparing and developing legal strategies designed to protect its immediate and long-term interests. We always remain mindful of your bottom line while seeking to secure your legal and financial interests.

Contact a Monte Sereno Wills and Trust Attorney at Our Firm

Contact The Wessels Law Firm, in San Jose, California, to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your estate planning, probate, and/or litigation issue with an experienced lawyer. Our firm provides the sound advice and strategy needed to successfully manage your legal needs.