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Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney in Palo Alto, CA

Legal matters can be complex, no matter your age or stage of life. Having an attorney provide legal counsel you can trust can make things easier. If you are entering your later years and looking for assistance in elder law, estate planning, conservatorship, or special needs planning in Palo Alto, CA or the Bay Area, I'm here to help.

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Peter S. Stern

After beginning my law career working for a larger firm, I decided I wanted to start my own private practice and provide a more personal and direct level of guidance for my clients. I now serve the legal needs of individuals and families in Palo Alto, San Jose, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, and the surrounding Bay Area of California to provide them with confidence and peace of mind that their financial affairs and legal matters are in good hands. From elder law and estate planning to conservatorships and special needs planning, I can help you start planning right now to provide a more stable and secure future for yourself and your family.


What My Experience Means for You

Knowledgeable Counsel

With over three decades of experience, I have accumulated a broad base of knowledge and insight into the obstacles and challenges that frequently arise in elder law and estate planning situations. I can guide you through each process and help you move forward with confidence. When you choose me as your attorney, you will never wonder if you are receiving reliable legal counsel.

Personalized Attention

As a solo practitioner, I have the freedom and flexibility necessary to work directly with my clients and give each individual, family, and case the attention they deserve. From our first consultation, I will make myself accessible to you and seek to keep you updated, hear your concerns, answer your questions, and clearly explain all of the options available to you at each step of the process.

Gain Peace of Mind Today by Planning for Your Tomorrow

As you enter your later years, you are likely looking forward to spending time with family and friends without needing to deal with the stress and frustration that legal matters can present. Rather than feeling tangled up in complicated planning and decision-making on your own, you can put your preparation for the future in the hands of an experienced elder law attorney.

For over 30 years, I have been guiding individuals and families through the process of getting their financial affairs in order and protecting their interests as their estate planning attorney, and I will do the same for you. Whether you need help setting up a will or trust, dealing with a situation involving tax issues or Social Security benefits, nursing home abuse or negligence, and other senior legal problems, I will give you the help you need.

When you have spent your life working hard to provide for your family and loved ones, you understand that having a detailed estate plan in place for your family's future is the best choice you can make. I have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate the process of wills, trusts, asset protection, probate, conservatorships, and other estate-related legal matters.

Don't carry the burden of your legal situation on your shoulders. There is skilled, dependable legal help available to you. For legal services you can trust in elder law cases, estate planning, conservatorships, special needs planning, and Medi-Cal planning in Palo Alto and throughout the Bay Area of California, I will help you start the process. Call the Law Office of Peter S. Stern and schedule your consultation.