Each state has a variety of free forms available. We have pulled together several of the most common free forms related to estate planning. These typically, but don’t always include: advance care directives, several power of attorney forms, form letters and more.
Some of these documents may answer your questions or help you along the process and some may leave you with more questions. The forms and documents listed here are not a replacement for an attorney. If you do need or want more definitive answers on a legal question find an estate attorney using our GYST List.
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Below you'll find the GYST collection of documents and forms we've collected for California.
We're currently updating our Free State Documents.
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This is where it gets real, and sometimes you just need to lawyer up.
Hiring a professional to lead you through a complicated legal process can be priceless. Of course, you'll want an estate attorney with solid experience. We can help. Here is the GYST list of estate attorneys for California.
|Name||City||Avvo Rating||Attorney Profile on Avvo|
|James Birnberg||Encino||9.9||View James' Profile on Avvo|
|Robert Sullivan||Fresno||8.9||View Robert's Profile on Avvo|
|Matthew Brown||Irvine||10.0||View Matthew's Profile on Avvo|
|John Rogers||Los Angeles||9.4||View John's Profile on Avvo|
|Sussan Shore||Los Angeles||9.0||View Sussan's Profile on Avvo|
|Bruce Ross||Los Angeles||10.0||View Bruce's Profile on Avvo|
|Robin Klomparens||Mather||10.0||View Robin's Profile on Avvo|
|David Gaw||Napa||10.0||View David's Profile on Avvo|
|Michael Vollmer||Newport Beach||9.0||View Michael's Profile on Avvo|
|Stuart Zimring||North Hollywood||8.9||View Stuart's Profile on Avvo|
|Virginia Palmer||Oakland||10.0||View Virginia's Profile on Avvo|
|Margaret Roisman||Oakland||10.0||View Margaret's Profile on Avvo|
|Kim Schoknecht||Palo Alto||9.1||View Kim's Profile on Avvo|
|Peter Stern||Palo Alto||9.6||View Peter's Profile on Avvo|
|Carol Kao||San Diego||10.0||View Carol's Profile on Avvo|
|Jeremy Crickard||San Diego||10.0||View Jeremy's Profile on Avvo|
|Jack Charney||San Diego||10.0||View Jack's Profile on Avvo|
|Robert Temmerman||San Jose||10.0||View Robert's Profile on Avvo|
|Patrick Kohlmann||San Jose||10.0||View Patrick's Profile on Avvo|
|Laurence Dugoni||San Mateo||10.0||View Laurence's Profile on Avvo|
|John Ambrecht||Santa Barbara||9.1||View John's Profile on Avvo|
|Elizabeth Pierson||Santa Monica||8.6||View Elizabeth's Profile on Avvo|
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US Living Will Registry is a fee based site for registering your living will documents, they help facilitating communication with physicians and storage of these documents.
National Organ Donation is an easy to use site, you can share your wishes with friends and family and also specify which organs you want to have donated.
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GYST has compiled a directory of Estate Planning Attorneys, that meet the following criteria:
1. Recognized by the The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (formerly known as The American College of Probate Counsel) a nonprofit association of lawyers. Members have over ten years of experience in the active preparation of wills, trusts, estate planning and probate procedure.
2. Attorneys received a ranking of 8 or higher from Avvo, a for-profit leading consumer resource that uses an unbiased mathematical formula to rank licensed attorneys on a scale of 1 (Extreme Caution) to 10 (Superb) for estate planning in their respective markets. In some cases, our team was unable to find attorneys who satisfied criteria # 1 AND had a rating of 8.0 or higher. In these cases, we listed those attorneys whose rating was highest among their ACTEC Fellow peer set.