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Preserve Your Legacy at the Law Office of J.R. Hastings

Protecting the assets of individuals and families for more than 35 years

At the Law Offices of J.R. Hastings, our experienced San Rafael, California estate planning attorneys offer clients throughout Marin, Sonoma, Contra Costa, San Francisco and adjacent Bay Area counties effective estate planning, probate and trust services. Whether you require thorough legal estate counsel or comprehensive litigation services, we have the essential experience and knowledge to provide peace of mind to you and your family.

Bringing a personal approach to your case

Our goal at the Law Offices of J.R. Hastings is to provide clients with the highest quality legal representation. To achieve this, everyone who visits us for assistance receives the benefit of our:

  • Extensive experience -- Our firm has been in existence since 1980, and during that time, we have handled countless estate planning, probate and trust matters within Marin, Sonoma, Contra Costa, San Francisco and adjacent Bay Area counties. We are extensively knowledgeable with the California legal and taxation system, as well as federal laws including federal taxation laws. We strive to serve your best interests.
  • Individualized attention -- At the Law Offices of J.R. Hastings, we take the time to get to know you on a personal level, which helps us determine the best strategy for your unique situation, issues, goals and objectives, which are as important to us as they are to you.
  • Broad knowledge -- Attorney Hastings is an Accredited Estate Planner with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.  He is a member of Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel and the Advisors Forum, national organizations supporting the highest quality estate planning services for our clients. Our thorough understanding of estate planning law is an invaluable asset to our clients' successes.

A focus on your legacy

The Law Offices of J.R. Hastings is committed to assisting our clients concerning the following matters:

  • Probate & trust administration -- Our firm provides clients with comprehensive probate and trust administration services. We ensure that estates are distributed according to the testator's values and wishes in the most tax- and cost-efficient manner possible.
  • Probate & trust litigation -- When contesting a will or a trust, you need the help of a law firm capable of handling the most complex probate and trust litigation issues. We negotiate as appropriate; prosecute and defend court actions on your behalf as a trustor, trustee, or beneficiary; and vigorously defend your established trust or will to ensure it is followed accurately and according to the law.
  • Estate planning -- We secure your legacy by drafting an effective estate plan that preserves your legacy, while coordinating with respect and understanding, your hopes, fears, dreams, aspirations, goals and objectives. Wills, trusts and other tools ensure that your assets, including investment accounts, real estate and insurance policies, are transferred timely, safely and cost efficiently to your beneficiaries.
  • Elder law -- Our elder law services protect your interests as you get older. We assist you in securing the full benefits from Medi-Cal and the Veterans Benefits Administration, helping you preserve your estate for your care or your legacy. We encourage the establishment and utilization of trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives and physician’s orders to provide financial and personal oversight should you no longer become able to care for yourself. When even greater need arises, we establish and guide you or your family through the intricacies of conservatorship or guardianship. 
  • Estates in transition -- We have the resources to guide you through your move to your retirement home.  Resources include those organizing your move, downsizing and preparing your home for sale, facilitating needed home improvements, and then, because we have a licensed realtor on staff, renting or selling your home to another.  These services are also available following the death of a loved one.

Contact a skilled San Rafael, Mill Valley estate planning law firm today

If you live in Marin, Sonoma, Contra Costa, San Francisco and adjacent Bay Area counties and are in need of a law firm to assist with your trust, probate and estate planning needs, telephone the Law Offices of J.R. Hastings today at 415-459-6635 or contact us online at www.jrhastingslaw.com or jrhastingsrecept@pacbell.net to arrange an appointment. There is no fee for our initial consultations concerning estate planning (usually two sessions).  We offer consultations for all other matters at nominal, reduced fees.