Practice Areas

Estate Planning Law

Some people think estate planning avoids probate in the State of California. This section of informative articles is written and posted by the Sacramento estate planning lawyers of Meissner Joseph & Palley, Inc for your information.   Learn About California Estate Planning Options below: Will vs Trust    Which is best for you? Estate Taxes...

Business Law

Meissner, Joseph & Palley was established in 1979 as a firm dedicated to serving clients from throughout the Sacramento Valley with the highest level of transactional law work and an emphasis on the tax aspects of the transaction. Over the past thirty years the firm has worked with thousands of clients in the areas of...

Conservatorship

A conservatorship becomes necessary when someone is no longer able to handle his or her own financial or personal matters. Upon petitioning the court, a person can be appointed to act on behalf of an incapacitated adult and the appointment is called a probate conservatorship. This office handles conservatorships of the person, conservatorships of the...

Federal and State Tax Matters

Businesses in California face some of the highest tax rates in the nation and the world, thus it’s important that companies choose counsel they can trust that is capable of delivering creative, effective tax solutions that support their long-term business and tax planning objectives. Our lawyers are focused on federal tax matters, and advise businesses...

Litigation

Robin Diamond brings over 20 years of experience in the law and deals with contested probates, trust contests, will contests and other adversarial and litigated matters in the trust, probate and estates field. Sandra L. Sava brings more than 30 years of litigation experience to the firm, having successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in business...

Mediation

We offer comprehensive mediation services to resolve every type of dispute including: Trust Probate Business Landlord tenant Divorce Employment Contract We act as a neutral party not advocating for either side but assisting the parties to reach a fair and equitable conflict resolution. Mediation works for those who are already involved in a lawsuit, or...

Probate

CALIFORNIA PROBATE PROCESS By John B. Palley, Attorney at Law For More Information About Probate and Estate Planning, click here. Full Probate Spousal Property Petition Under $150,00 With Real Estate Under $150,00 With No Real Estate Petitions Related To Trusts Other Probate Petitions Trustee Representation Beneficiary Representation Trustee Accounting Conservatorships THE PROBATE PROCESS Probate is the court...