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Estate Planning Attorneys for California & Idaho

Cross-State Expertise: Estate Planning Attorneys for California & Idaho

We provide California estate plans and work with California clients with assets of $8 million and more.

Estate Planning

We create revocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney and more for those who have ties in both Idaho and California – whether assets located in both states or family in both states.

Your Partner for Comprehensive Estate Planning

D. Leigh Koonce, ACP

D. Leigh Koonce, Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP), Director of Operations, J. Eshman Law

Leigh Koonce has been a paralegal at J. Eshman Law since 2006. She assists with document drafting, editing, and client relations. Leigh is also our Director of Operations for the firm.

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Jynx Jenkins

jynx jenkins

Jynx has been a paralegal since 2009 and started work at J. Eshman Law in 2023. She assists with document drafting, editing, and client relations.

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Sarah Sundby

Sarah Sundby, Director of Finances, J. Eshman Law

Sarah joined J. Eshman Law in 2013 and serves as our Director of Finances. She also assists with day-to-day operations and client relations, accounts payable/receivable, proofreading, and production of online content.

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Experience a Streamlined 3-Step Process

At JEL Law Firm, we value your time and understand the importance of efficiency. Our streamlined 3-step onboarding process ensures that we address your legal needs promptly and effectively:

Frequently asked questions

If you have any additional questions, that are not covered here, please reach out to us!

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  • What estate planning services does JEL offer?

    We offer comprehensive trust-based planning that includes asset review to ensure all assets pass without the need for a California probate action to be opened. Our experience in real estate and business law matters makes us a true value added service for those with business interests and real estate assets. We help you to get organized, create a complete list of your assets and prepare an estate plan for you that will be a true gift to your loved ones.

  • Does JEL have an office in California?

    JEL operates virtually in California since the Covid pandemic.  Depending upon your location, we offer in person meetings for Los Angeles and San Francisco based clients. Most meetings take place via the telephone or by Zoom meetings.  We arrange for document signings with mobile notaries that we use on a regular basis.

  • Does JEL handle trust administrations and estate settlement?

    Yes, we handle trust administrations and estate settlement.

  • Does JEL handle probate or other court matters?

    We do not handle California probate matters or any type of litigation or other court matters.

  • What are your billing and fee structures for estate planning and trust settlement services?

    Our fees are incurred on a time basis.  We offer transparent, descriptive, and detailed invoices of our services.

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