Counseling You During Life-Changing Times

Estate planning forces you to deal with the reality of getting older, if not your own mortality. You need an attorney who goes beyond drafting legal documents and provides counseling to address all of your needs.

A Focus on Your Best Interests and Safety

For more than 25 years, the lawyers at Bold, Polisner, Maddow, Nelson & Judson have put people first. We understand that emotions often run high when they come to see us. With that in mind, we provide a full range of estate planning services that include:

  • Wills/contested wills
  • Trusts (living, special needs, income, property, gift, generation-skipping)
  • Conservatorships/guardianships
  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance health care directives
  • Probate and trust litigation

Customized Legal Services to Keep the Peace Within Families

We tailor our services based on your specific needs. In some cases, we represent clients in the early stages of dementia who face challenges in caring for themselves or their home. Our focus on their best interests and safety ranges from giving them a ride home to putting legal measures in place to protect them from elder abuse.

Everything we do is to minimize will contests and keep our clients out of court. However, disputes do arise. Family members and friends feel that they are not being treated equally. Our job is to keep the peace among beneficiaries fighting with each other.

Craig L. Judson possesses insight into the probate process. He serves as a private mediator and judge pro tem for the Contra Costa County Superior Court, often filling in for probate judges.

We Will Take the Time to Get to Know You

Life expectancy is on the increase. For help with estate planning to ensure your wishes are followed, contact our Walnut Creek law office by calling 925-322-6302 or filling out our online intake form.