THE LAW OFFICE OF EDWARD B. BATISTA
Thank you for inquiring! Here's a little bit about me and how I practice law.
Areas of Specialty & Office Locations
I specialize in Estate Litigation, Estate Planning, Trusts & Wills, Probate, Contracts, Real Estate, and Appeals. With offices located (contact page) in Nevada City, Davis & Sacramento I represent clients along Northern California's Highway 80 corridor including Nevada County, Placer County, Sacramento & Yolo Counties.
Commitment to My Clients
My aim is to provide the highest-quality representation anywhere. I have the experience, aptitude, skill and motivation to deliver on that promise. If for some reason I cannot deliver on that promise I'll get you to somebody who can. My top priority is to help you -- one way or another. I don't mind giving free advice to those in need.
I have much to say about law, lawyers, judges, and my practice so please check out my Philosophy & Bio page and blog.
Estate Litigation: Do you have a parent or spouse that has died and there is controversy surrounding a will, trust, estate plan, trust, beneficiary, trustee, or probate? Such cases are estate litigation matters on which I will do my best to help you resolve the matter informally (without court involvement). However, if litigation or trial ensues I will achieve your best-case outcome through a firm, fair, and smart approach.
My General Approach
Estate Planning: If you need estate planning, including wills & trusts, power of attorney, health care directives, etc., I will take the time to understand your unique circumstances to make sure your plan is right. The absolute key to a proper estate plan is thoughtful analysis of a client's unique family circumstances. While most estate plans have 95% of their content the same, it is that last 5% that makes all the difference. Issues that can pose planning challenges include:
A committed relationship but not married?
Children by a prior marriage?
Minor children living elsewhere (even part time)?
Special needs for you, your spouse, or children?
Civil Union or Life Partnership?
Assets over 1.5 Million?
A combination of the above?
Glossary Of Helpful Terms To Know
No matter where you are in your search for law or lawyers here are a few helpful terms and ideas to know related to my areas of specialty: Will & Pour-Over Will, Trust, Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Litigation, Estate Litigation, Trial, Contracts, Real Estate, Appeals, Pay On Death Beneficiary Designation, Intestate, Joint Tenancy, Power Of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive.