Estate Planning & Probate

Estate planning is a dynamic process involving numerous people — you, your family, other individuals, and in many cases, charitable organizations of your choice. It also involves your assets and all the various forms of ownership and title those assets may take. Though the questions that must be answered can be complex, the services of an experienced estate planning attorney can prove to be invaluable in this effort.

Klein DeNatale Goldner, with offices in Bakersfield and Fresno, California, has helped many people develop and implement estate plans that protect assets and achieve other objectives. Our attorneys are committed to being accessible and responsive to clients' day-to-day and long-term strategic needs.

Estate Planning Services

KDG provides a complete range of estate planning services, including:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Tax minimization strategies
  • Asset protection
  • Business succession planning
  • Medi-Cal planning
  • Charitable giving

In addition, we provide results-oriented representation in estate litigation involving will contests, probate disputes, and trust disputes.

Business Succession Planning

Our attorneys have extensive experience helping business owners plan for the transition of their companies to new owners. We understand the many complex issues that must be considered in such planning, such as how to minimize taxation, ensuring continuity in management, commercial real estate, and more.

As a business owner, you have put your heart, sweat and soul into making your company successful. The lawyers at KDG recognize your legacy in this regard. We will work diligently to lay the groundwork for a successful transition so that your business can continue to provide a stream of income for the new owner and employment opportunities for your loyal employees.

Probate And Estate Administration

Klein DeNatale Goldner provides cost-effective probate and estate administration services. When you choose our law firm, we will work too hard to complete all required tasks efficiently so that the estate's assets can be distributed to beneficiaries and heirs.

If you have been named a personal representative or executor of a California estate and you live outside California, we can handle all aspects of the administration process on your behalf.

Nancy Oehler is the leader of our Estate Planning and Probate practice group. The team of Estate Planning and Probate lawyers she heads is dedicated to providing quality representation and responsive client service.

Contact Us To Learn How We Can Help You

To schedule a consultation about an estate planning or probate matter, call Klein DeNatale Goldner at 661-401-7755 or send us an email.

Kevin C. Findley, Partner
Barry L. Goldner, Partner
Chris Hamilton, Associate
Joseph D. Hughes, Partner
Vincent J. Oddo , Partner
Nancy L. Oehler, Partner
Kurt D. Van Sciver, Partner