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California Probate Attorney


Serving Families & Individuals in Palo Alto, CA and the Surrounding Areas

Death can take a tremendous toll on a family. In addition to the emotional turmoil, survivors must deal with a number of financial and tax issues, some of them mundane and some quite complex.

We provide legal guidance to ease your stress and confusion during probate and estate administration. Please ring us at (650) 325-8276, or let us know your needs using the form over to the right.

Some steps can't wait

When someone dies, the family or named executor often does not know what to do first. We counsel you and your family on the steps you need to take immediately and on those that can wait until you’re more prepared to deal with them.

Serving as a buffer during disputes

Despite people's best intentions, families often fight when someone dies. Probate and related proceedings often end up in disputes, including contests of wills and trusts, construction (interpretation) of wills and trusts, disputed ownership, claims for debts or services rendered, division of personal property, proceedings to retrieve assets from individuals who received them improperly, and other areas too numerous to list.

In those instances where family members don't all get along, we can act as a buffer. If a contest arises, we try to settle it to our clients’ satisfaction.

Services tailored to your needs

If you live outside the San Francisco Bay Area, we can arrange everything from securing your loved one’s possessions, to having bills paid or services stopped, meeting gardeners and contactors to make sure the house doesn't fall into disrepair, to selling the house and more.

Let's Get Acquainted

We offer a complimentary "Get Acquainted" meeting for you and Janet to meet in person and make sure we are the right fit for each other. Please rings us at (650) 325-8276 or fill a short form at this site to Request a "Get Acquainted" Meeting.

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Law Office of Janet L. Brewer

(650) 325-8276

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Law Office of Janet Brewer

2501 Park Boulevard, Suite 100
Palo Alto, CA 94306

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The Law Office of Janet L. Brewer provides comprehensive planning in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Powers of Attorney, International Estate Planning, Estate Planning for Non-Residents, Probate & Trust Administration, Charitable Planning, Special Needs Planning & Trusts, Estate Tax Planning, Business Succession Planning and Asset Protection for Business Owners and Professionals. Janet has offices in Palo Alto, CA and serves the entire surrounding area, including Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Portola Valley, Woodside, Atherton, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Silicon Valley.

Copyright © IMS. All rights reserved. You may reproduce materials available at this site for your own personal use and for non-commercial distribution. All copies must include this copyright statement. Some artwork provided under license agreement.

Janet L. Brewer is Certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Information on this website, including any testimonial or endorsement, does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.