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Cathedral City Estate Planning Lawyer Sheila Barton

Cathedral CitCathedral City Estate Planning Lawyer Sheila Bartony Estate Planning Attorney Sheila Barton uses skill, insight, and experience to help individuals in Cathedral City, Riverside County, California, and beyond to safeguard wealth. Using appropriate estate planning tools such as wills, trusts, advance health care directives, durable powers of attorney, and more, Ms. Barton assists clients in creating lasting legacies. As a compassionate, diligent, and practical attorney, she guides families through matters of trust administration, probate litigation, and other probate and estate matters.

Please call the estate planning law firm of Sheila Barton at (760) 834-0444. Cathedral City Attorney Barton will provide a confidential consultation regarding your estate planning needs.

With over three decades of experience, Estate Planning Lawyer Barton is well qualified to create sound legal solutions for the estate matters that clients in Cathedral City and the desert communities may face. By giving personal attention to each and every case, Ms. Barton is able to find the most effective means of reaching client goals.

Estate Planning Attorney for Cathedral City, CA

Cathedral City Estate Planning Lawyer Barton assists individuals in California to achieve financial objectives regarding estate planning. In addition to making certain the estate plan effectively enforces the client’s wishes, she uses legal provisions for minimizing taxes and protecting wealth. Estate plans are also designed to avoid the possibility of future litigation.

Attorney Barton offers intelligent advice to assist clients in making thoughtful choices in estate planning. In order to achieve a smooth transfer of assets to beneficiaries and heirs, Cathedral City Estate Planning Attorney Sheila Barton works closely with clients on all estate planning matters.

Advance Health Care Directives

This is a legal document allowing the designation of a health care agent to make medical decisions for you in the event you are unable to do so. Estate Planning Attorney Barton prepares advance health care directive documents in order to ensure the client’s health care wishes are followed in the future. Such documentation can provide peace of mind for individuals and their families.

Durable Powers of Attorney

An important component of estate planning, durable powers of attorney grant authorization for a trusted individual to make decisions and take actions on your behalf regarding finances. This enables families to avoid expensive and time-consuming court proceedings. Durable powers of attorney can be crafted to begin immediately, or only if you become incapacitated.

Probate Attorney Serving Cathedral City, California

If a loved one passes away, the family can become burdened with sorting through complex estate matters. Cathedral City Probate Lawyer Sheila Barton is well experienced and handles the full array of probate matters. This can include items such as notifying heirs, collecting assets, arranging creditor payments, advising asset liquidation, coordinating appraisals, settling debts, preparing all necessary documentation, and more.

Probate Litigation Lawyer

With over 30 years of experience as a litigator, Estate Planning Lawyer Barton is often able to resolve contentious estate issues. She is a probate litigation attorney who represents individuals and families in probate disputes such as those involving asset valuation, breach of fiduciary duties, inheritance disputes, and will contests.

Trust Attorney

When a trust is properly written and funded, it clearly communicates and fulfills the client’s wishes regarding matters of inheritance. Cathedral City Trust Lawyer Barton is able to customize trusts for specific situations and the values of individual families. A variety of trusts can be used, including revocable trusts, testamentary trusts, special needs trusts, spendthrift trusts, and charitable trusts.

Trust Administration Lawyer

Attorney Barton advises on every aspect of trust administration such as trust accounting, asset liquidation, distribution of assets, and creditor claims. Trust Administration Attorney Sheila Barton offers reliable counsel to trustees and guides clients regarding ongoing responsibilities.

Wills Attorney

The priority for Wills Lawyer Barton is protecting families and their assets by establishing clear, enforceable wills. A will designates the executor to manage assets. When young children are involved, a guardian can also be appointed. While providing compassionate guidance, Ms. Barton helps clients create sound wills and reduce the risks of possible conflict.

Call a Reliable Cathedral City Estate Planning Law Firm

Cathedral City Estate Planning Lawyer Sheila Barton works to protect the wealth and assets of clients while helping them minimize liabilities and future conflicts. By designing individualized estate plans, she can uphold the unique values and wishes of the client. By working with her, clients can gain better peace of mind in knowing future healthcare and financial management are structured according to their wishes.

Please call Cathedral City Estate Planning Attorney Sheila Barton at (760) 834-0444 to make an appointment for a consultation. We can also be reached by submitting a case evaluation form. Our estate planning and probate litigation law firm first reviews the information and then contacts the client to schedule a meeting for a convenient time.

By providing complete estate planning services, the estate planning and probate law firm of Sheila Barton can help you protect and preserve wealth while respecting your family's values. Call our firm today and begin creating your estate plan.  


When travelling from Cathedral City City Hall to our law firm, begin by driving west on Ave Lalo Guerrero. Turn left at West Buddy Rogers Avenue. Turn left onto Highway 111. Turn right on Washington Street. At Simon Drive, make a U-turn. We are located at 43-576 Washington St.