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Estate Planning Law

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Estate Planning, Trust Administration & Probate Services

The personalized estate planning, trust administration and probate services that Hallinan Law Firm can help to provide to our clients, come with a compassion and knowledge that is unmatched by many NorCal lawyers, and these are just two of the reasons that Northern Californians highly recommend us for all estate planning, trust, and probate needs. 


Our boutique law firm gives a high level of professional services that many firms of all sizes lack. The personal attention and care we give to each client and potential client of ours is significantly higher than what people at larger law firms get. We are often able to provide our services for a fraction of the cost of many larger firms, while surpassing the level of service they are able to provide.

If you are looking for help with comprehensive estate planning that includes but is not limited to document preparation, probate representation, trust administration and other related litigation, the Hallinan Law Firm is here to help. 

We Understand

We know the importance of truly understanding our clients’ needs and desires when it comes to sensitive topics such as what to do with their assets and how to protect their legacy when they are no longer physically present. We also know how difficult it can be to deal with legal issues that often arise during probate while you are also grieving over your loss. And we know that it can be easier to face these things when you are not alone in doing this.

Hallinan Law Firm is here to carefully yet strongly shoulder the legal aspects of these types of burdens so that you don’t have to. If you are looking for relief from the confusion and stress of planning an estate, setting up a trust and/or dealing with the legal aspects of probate, contact us today.

Estate Planning

Many people dread planning their estate for a variety of reasons but few people regret doing this when they finally have done this to their satisfaction. We believe that providing this service in an easy and seamless manner can help minimize many peoples’ anxiety levels when it comes to planning their estate. We also believe it demands a standard of care, sensitivity and attention to detail that we work hard to help provide.

Trust Planning

Depending on your particular financial circumstances and number of people who may be potential heirs to your money and assets, many people use a trust to minimize the estate taxes their beneficiaries have to pay, as well as to offer them other benefits. A trust is a fiduciary arrangement that allows a third party, a trustee typically named by the trust holder if they have the capacity to do this, to hold assets on behalf of a beneficiary or beneficiaries. Trusts can be set up so that funds are distributed while the holder is still alive or for after they have passed.

Probate Services

In very general and broad terms, the probate process is used by courts to make sure that a deceased person’s creditors are paid through their estate and to ensure that anything left goes to the deceased’s beneficiaries. Going through probate can be challenging and difficult even when you are not grieving over the loss of the person whose assets are at stake, and it can be beyond challenging to deal with when you are mourning over a loss. The Hallinan Law Firm would like to help to make this process as simple and seamless for you as possible. 

For help with all of your estate and trust planning needs, or help with a probate you are going through or to set things up so that your heirs have a shorter and more hassle-free waiting period, contact the compassionate and reliable team at the Hallinan Law Firm today.

Contact Us About Your Case

Get in touch with us today to set up a consultation and discuss your specifc questions and legal needs.

Hallinan Law Firm


    345 Franklin St,
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    1432 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way,
    Oakland, CA 94612

    (415) 837-3449

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