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Estate Planning


Dealing with the death of a loved one is hard enough – do not let a will dispute make things harder. Our San Mateo wills lawyers can help you plan for the future so your family does not have to endure a drawn-out contest.

At the Law Offices of Wayne A. McFadden, our extensive experience in will disputes and will litigation in San Mateo can help protect the rights of your family and the wishes of your loved ones.

Living wills

A living will also allows you to appoint a health care agent who will have the legal authority to make decisions regarding your medical care if you are unable to do so yourself. Appointing a health care agent can help ensure that your medical wishes are followed.

At the Law Office of Wayne A. McFadden, our wills attorneys can assist you in drafting a living will that can protect your rights regarding your medical decisions. Planning for a time when you are unable to make decisions for yourself is not an easy task. Let an experienced wills attorney make the process as easy as possible.


At the Law Offices of Wayne A. McFadden, we realize that losing a loved one is difficult enough and probating the will can make it even more stressful. Probating a will can cause conflict and prolong the grieving process. A probate attorney in San Mateo can help you probate a will in a timely manner and help you avoid complications or problems that can draw out the probate process.

Probating a will

Probating a will can be a very complex and time consuming task. Hiring a skilled probate attorney like Wayne A. McFadden is not a requirement under the law, but can make the probate process much easier, cheaper and quicker. Usually the family member or friend that has been appointed as the representative or executor of the estate does not have the experience with probating a will. Probate attorneys know how to handle the paperwork, filings and procedures involved with efficiently probating a will and can provide significant help with all of the taxes and returns that must be filed.

Elder Law

The elderly face unique issues, many of which may require the services of an experienced elder law attorney. We can help you gain financial security and financial security for your loved ones, through effective planning that takes into account Medicaid planning options wills, trusts, asset transfers and other strategies.

We also offer real estate litigation services to those involved in property disputes, business law services and general civil litigation representation in a wide variety of civil matters. We strive for solutions that bring a swift and decisive conclusion to each matter.

If you or someone elderly that you know of is being pressured to invest in a risky venture, is being forced to move out of their home against their wishes or is in some other way being exploited, contact our San Mateo, California elder abuse lawyers as soon as possible.