Section Probate and Estate Planning


The Probate and Estate Planning Section covers substantive and procedural law governing trustees, probate estates, guardianships, conservatorship and other matters affecting trusts and estates and administration. The section offers Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and works closely with the bench to improve the administration of justice in the Probate Court.

Section Chairs

Timothy Barteau
415 453 9433
tbarteau@rflawllp.com

Valerie Gerard Kushel
415 578 0382
valerie@vgklaw.com

Notice
Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated July 1, 2019
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Probate and Estate Planning
Resources Navigating Your Practice During COVID-19
Apr 01, 2020
By MCBA

MCBA is working to deliver information and essential resources to our membership to navigate their practices during COVID-19 crisis. Our neighboring Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) shared a program to assist small and solo practices.

ALERT from Marin Courts
Mar 16, 2020
By MCBA

As of April 1, 2020. Presiding Judge Andrew Sweet signed a new administrative order closing Marin Superior Courts for non-essential matters till June 1. Link to court order

Judge's Corner
Mar 01, 2020
By Judge Kelly V. Simmons

Judge Simmons discusses recent changes at the Probate Court and gives advice to probate lawyers about following local rules.

Dec 04, 2019
By Carrie Ann Colton, Esq.

We are no longer dog or cat owners: we are dog or cat parents! Long gone are the days of doghouses in the distant backyard. Our pets live inside with us, in extravagant surroundings, lavished with toys, ensembles for all seasons, and their own Christmas stockings hanging on the mantle. They have salon days, grocery shop with us, attend soccer games, and are now an integral part of our family. It should be no surprise that they now have trusts too.

Dec 01, 2019
By The Marin Lawyer

MCBA thanks the 2019 section chairpersons and highlights some of the CLE programs.

Aug 03, 2019
By Kira Reginato

When clients come to you because they are struggling with care for an aging parent or other relative, disentangling legal, medical and family issues can be challenging.