Estate and Trust Litigation Law Firm, Oakland, California
Horton, West & Chambers, located in Oakland, California, is an established and trusted law firm practicing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in state and federal courts. Our firm handles legal matters in a wide variety of trust and estate, tax, and business areas, including:
- Estate and Trust Litigation
- Estate Planning
- Trust Administration
- Estate and Trust Mediation
- Charitable Gifts
- Life Insurance Trusts
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Advance Health Care Directives
- Elder Financial Abuse
- Probate Litigation
Contact us online or call (510) 452-2133 to schedule a consultation with Alameda County Estate Planning Attorney.
Knowledgeable and Thoughtful Estate, Trust & Probate Administration Lawyers
Estate planning means thinking ahead about how to best protect your hard-earned assets and the financial security of your family. A knowledgeable and thoughtful Northern California estate planning attorney can guide you through the process of creating a comprehensive estate plan that clearly expresses your wishes for distribution of your assets, minimizes exposure to estate taxes, and helps to protect your right to control your own financial decisions and health care.
What is Probate?
After a death occurs, a probate attorney works with families and heirs to make certain that the plans of the deceased are carried out. Estate and probate administration, involves valuation, inventorying, and sale of the estate assets, settling with creditors, completing the necessary paperwork, attending any real estate closings, and distributing property in accordance with the deceased's will or estate plan.
Estate Law Firm Serving Northern California Since 1948!
In 1948, George W. Phillips, Jr. and Spurgeon (“Sparky”) Avakian founded the firm. Both George and Sparky went on to serve for decades on the Alameda County Superior Court. In 1951, J. Richard (“Dick”) Johnston joined the firm, where he practiced for 49 years until he retired. Neil Horton, a highly regarded leader in the California trusts and estates bar, joined the firm in 1964. Since joining the firm in 2002, Carolyn West’s practice has focused on estate planning, trust and probate administration, and conservatorships. Tim Chambers joined the firm in 2015, and his practice consists primarily of handling trust and estate disputes.
Neil, Carolyn and Tim oversee a staff of associates who have superior professional skills and talents.
Horton, West & Chambers, serves residents of the East Bay Area and surrounding areas, including Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Danville, Lafayette, Berkeley, Orinda, Claremont, Emeryville, and Oakland, as well as people from throughout Northern California.
Contact Us Today!
To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call (510) 452-2133 today! Our friendly and experienced lawyers are here to help.