Our Bay Area, California, trust & estate attorney can provide you with the following practice areas.
Trust and Probate Litigation
Many trust and probate cases involve complex legal matters and can also bring tension between family members. Our East Bay Area, California litigation law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients while balancing family sensitivities and minimizing the costs associated with litigation.
A good estate plan can protect your assets, provide for your family and give you peace of mind. At a minimum, an estate plan should include a will, power of attorney, and health care directive. Depending on your situation and needs, a number of other estate vehicles can be developed to achieve specific goals.
When a person who has a will dies and the estate is greater than $100,000, probate may be necessary. Estates that are governed by living trusts, and estates consisting of joint tenancy assets or pay-on-death accounts are not subject to probate. The first step is to determine if a probate is necessary.
Trust and Estate Attorney Daniel Leahy, Esq. provides representation and advice in all aspects of trust and probate litigation, estate planning, and business law.
When you are dealing with complex estate planning or probate matters, it is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney by your side. Our law firm is committed to helping you achieve your legal goals by using the best possible legal solutions. You will work directly with Attorney Daniel Leahy, and don’t have to worry about getting passed around a large law firm.
Contra Costa County Estate & Probate Attorney
Families and individuals seek our help for several reasons. Some are young couples who want to plan for their children if they pass away. Others seek our assistance with protecting their wealth from extensive taxation now and at the time of their death. Some will designate powers of attorney in order to plan for long-term care in the event they become incapacitated. And many will come to us for assistance with trust administration & probate after a loved one has passed. You need an experienced Contra Costa County estate planning and probate attorney by your side to navigate the challenges, and to achieve best results.
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Daniel Leahy, Esq.
Daniel J. Leahy specializes in trust and probate litigation. Dan’s practice includes counseling trustees administering trusts and in resolving disputes among beneficiaries and fiduciaries. Dan regularly appears in Bay Area probate courts and handles matters through trial.
At the Law Offices of Daniel Leahy, we assist clients in Walnut Creek, Oakland, and throughout the Bay Area, including Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. For more information or to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, please use our secure online form or call us at (925) 464-7437.
"When I have legal questions Dan is the first person I turn to. He has a great legal mind and is also a gentleman and a scholar. He has been excessively generous with his time with me and I will continue to recommend him to friends and clients in the area."
- Ira I, Santa Monica, CA
"Daniel helped me with a business law matter, and he was great! He provided prompt and reliable legal services when I was in a real crunch, and he happily worked all weekend to get the job done. He is very reliable, and I would definitely use him again. He also has a great personality and will make you feel at home. Highly recommend!"
- Norman T, Palo Alto, CA
"Attorney Leahy is a dedicated professional, who is well known for providing exceptional legal services. I highly recommend his estate planning and family law services."
- Carlo R, Oakland, CA
"As a client of Dan's, I found him to be very knowledgeable and efficient with his work. He was a pleasure to work with as I felt I could trust him with my issue as he took the time to respond to all of my questions and concerns. He was great help in explaining all options provided to me and was capable and consistent with his time and efforts in assisting me."
Robin W, San Francisco, CA
"Mr. Leahy is a great attorney who I highly recommend. He explained to me in detail the Estate Planning process. I know actually know how a living trust works and how it will help me avoid probate. I feel very comfortable with dealing with Mr. Leahy and would will pass him along to all of my friends and family!"
Juan L, San Francisco, CA
"Dan and I have been colleagues for the past several years. Dan is a very knowledgeable, thorough, detail-oriented attorney. He is very responsive to his clients and keeps them in the loop with every step of the process. Dan and I collaborate on issues at times, and I never hesitate to reach out to him and pick his brain. Dan is a straight-shooter who certainly charges a reasonable rate for his services."