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The Millbrae California Peninsula Law Office of Robert G. Gottschalk

Any legal proceeding involves confidential matters that touch on important aspects of peoples' lives. As a California estate planning and divorce lawyer, securing my clients' trust is an important component of what the law office of Robert G. Gottschalk is all about. If you need an answer to a question or an update on your case, you can trust that I will provide you with my undivided attention. At my law office, I do not use other attorneys or paralegals. I will be extremely familiar with every element of your case and all work is done according to my standards of excellence and quality.

Serving clients from cities such as South San Francisco, San Mateo, San Bruno, San Carlos, Hillsborough, Burlingame, Belmont, Foster City, and Pacifica, I offer free consultations and evening and weekend appointments if necessary. Contact my office today for more information pertaining to my law practice and how I can help solve your problem.

Areas of Practice

My 18 years of experience in the trust banking industry is an important supplement to my legal knowledge. I represent clients in the following areas of law:

Estate Planning and Probate

The Advantages of Leaving a Will or Living Trust

Most people don't realize the importance of leaving a will behind. Should your death occur before you plan your estate, court supervised probate hearings will be undertaken to determine the allocation of your assets. At that point, family members or heirs can step forward and petition the court to act as the administrator or executor of your estate. Depending on the nature of the parties involved, this could result in a costly, lengthy legal process for your survivors.

As a California probate lawyer and estate planning attorney, I have seen first hand how difficult and stressful these probate proceedings can be.

The simple solution? -- Leave a will or living trust for your survivors.

A will or trust enables you to set aside money for a child or grandchild's college, to structure payments to beneficiaries, specify powers of attorney in case you are incapacitated, and avoid or defer certain kinds of tax. Do yourself and your loved ones a favor by taking care of these important decisions while you have the time and opportunity. I will guide you through every step in the process.

Family Law

Divorce is a Delicate Matter

As an independent California family law attorney, I recognize the importance of working closely with families going through the difficult process of a divorce. Unlike a larger, impersonal firm, I am responsible for handling all aspects of your case. I do not assign cases to paralegals or inexperienced lawyers. Recognizing the desirability of amicable resolutions, I encourage negotiation as an effective alternative to litigation. In many instances, this significantly reduces the stress, anxiety, and bad feelings on both sides.

I counsel, advise, and represent people in the following areas of family law:

  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Property Disputes
  • Temporary Restraining Orders
  • Post Judgment Support
    Modifications


Business Formations

If you're thinking of starting a business, incorporation can result in many benefits, including tax reduction. Additionally, incorporation provides you with various kinds of liability protection essential for staying in business.

As a California Bay Area business formation attorney, I can advise you on the advantages and disadvantages regarding certain kinds of business formations and partnerships. As your lawyer, I will also personally file your papers with the Secretary of State's Office in San Francisco and review any contracts associated with your business.

Hands-On Service you can Rely On

At my law office, you don't have to worry about me assigning your case to someone else. I am a firm believer that quality customer service in the legal industry requires that you receive the undivided attention of your lawyer. If you hire me to resolve your legal problem, you can count on the legal work meeting my standards of quality and excellence.

The advantage to my clients is clear . . . since I do the work myself I know the specifics of your case at any given time. Some law firms parcel a client's case out to various attorneys and staff members. This does not happen at my law office. You will not feel like you are disconnected from your case and your lawyer. I take full responsibility for every aspect of your case.

Located in Millbrae, I serve clients who live in cities such as South San Francisco, Daly City, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame, San Bruno, San Carlos, Belmont, and Redwood City. Contact the law office of Robert G. Gottschalk today for more information regarding my law practice and what I can do to help you. I offer free initial consultations. My office is accessible from both BART and CalTrain at the Millbrae station. Evening and weekend appointments are available by appointment.

Contact

In most cases, estate planning services are available for a fixed fee.
You will know what the cost is before we begin.

Robert G. Gottschalk
475 El Camino Real
Suite 300
Millbrae, CA 94030
Telephone: (650) 552-9350
Fax: (650) 552-9351
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