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“A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow”

“A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow” I am told that George Patton gets credit for this quote but it applies to estate planning as well.  Please get your estate plan done and then improve it later. No estate plan means no protection! I often meet with people who can’t decide […]

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The Pragmatic lawyer

I have always considered myself to be reasonable or a good sense of rough justice. A quick opinion of how things should end up. People have called me pragmatic many times during my 20 years as a lawyer. I will admit I didn’t know exactly what that meant the first couple of times I heard […]

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Best nursing homes in Sacramento

I just saw this article at US News rating the best nursing homes in Sacramento. Good list to consider for your loved ones. Here’s the link.

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Pay for your trust or probate work with Bitcoins

As an attorney in Northern California, near Silicon Valley, I realize there are many people who may want to pay with Bitcoins as it’s a very tech savvy type of currency. Maybe that’s estate planning or probate work!?  Additionally, I have represented clients from around the world who have probate legal issues in California; Bitcoins […]

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TSA Precheck Helps you avoid airport lines

For the last few years there have been different options to try and avoid the line at airport security checkpoints. The latest, run by the federal government, seems to have the best chance of success. It’s the TSA Precheck. You can sign up online at this link. No it’s not directly related to estate planning […]

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The Holidays and Estate Planning

The holidays are upon us.  Many of us will sit down for a feast, with family, next week. We will talk about what we are thankful for.  Then may Hanukkah or Christmas are celebrated in your house. Again a time to be thankful.  Then the new year is here! 2014 is just around the corner. […]

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PRESS RELEASE – John Palley to speak at PCAR

Roseville, California.  John Palley will be the main speaker at the Placer County Association of Realtorsmeeting on July 16, 2013. He will be talking about real estate sales in probate cases. His entire outline is below   Placer County Association of Realtors – July 16, 2013 By: John B. Palley, Esq. I.          Introduction   Johnson, […]

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ABA Blawg Nominations 2013

I work hard on this blawg (law blog) every week. Sometimes more than once a week. I know of many lawyers who follow it. Some of you I know and some I do not. I would really appreciate your consideration in nominating my blog on this page for the ABA Blawg awards of 2013. Thank […]

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Sacramento Estate Planning Council

I just renewed my membership to the Sacramento Estate Planning Council. I have been a member since 1995. Is your attorney?  If not, why not?  It’s a group of professionals dedicated to serving their clients in the area of estate planning law. There are attorneys, CPAs, bank officers, and financial planners. The meetings are monthly […]

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Press Release – Ulises Pizano-Diaz

PRESS RELEASE                                            Sacramento, CA.  The Law Offices of Meissner, Joseph & Palley, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Ulises Pizano-Diaz as a tax, business and estate planning attorney.  Mr. Pizano is fluent […]

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