RD- an actual child support client
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RD- an actual child support client
"My case was handled quickly and with ease."
01/10/2014
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Gainesville Probate Law & Estate Planning Attorneys


The Gainesville Attorneys of the Law Office of Alba & Yochim P.A. offer a wide range of legal services to assist individual clients in protecting their legal rights, as well as colleagues in our professional community in meeting their legal objectives. Our client focused results driven approach is our focus.

Our attorneys recognize that no client’s particular needs precisely mirror that of another, and that the complexities involved in a single case may extend into multiple distinct practice areas, and can vary greatly in terms of the legal expertise necessary to achieve results. Having an experienced, aggressive, and results-driven advocate on your side, can make all the difference. In example, consider the benefits of a wrongful death attorney that also practices probate law, or a family law attorney that also provides estate planning services. Further, consider the advantages offered by a law firm with decades of actual courtroom experience, at both the trial and appellate level, and in both state and federal court.  Our office has all of these.

In sum, the knowledge and proficiency gained through handling numerous cases involving complex and multidimensional legal issues, has enabled the attorneys of Alba & Yochim to attain successful outcomes on behalf of our clients, time and time again. Provided below are just a few of the many other legal services offered by our firm, delineated by client relationship.

Attorney-Client Legal Services (Direct Representation)

Estate Planning Services. Evaluation/consulting, creation/preparation, attestation/execution of initial wills, as well as codicil-related matters involving a revocation or amendment to an existing will, including property distribution matters; living wills pertaining to medical incapacitation and options regarding appointments of personal representatives, power of attorney, health care surrogates, and guardianship. Supplementary and Alternative estate planning solutions associated with the transfer of assets (trusts, payable/transferable on death accounts, life estate deeds, etc.). We also offer assistance with policy procurement and beneficiary assignment for life insurance policies. To read more, view our page on Estate Planning. You may also be interested in viewing the more narrow topic of Family Law Estate Planning.

Probate Law Services. Testate and intestate proceedings, in both contested and uncontested matters, including formal administration; summary administration; disposition without administration; ancillary probate; trust administration; guardianship matters; probate litigation; and probate appeals. We offer consulting services, limited capacity representation, as well as full legal representation to beneficiaries/heirs, personal representatives, or trustees. Assistance in all aspects of the probate process, including identification of interested person; notice requirements; venue, jurisdiction and statute of limitation issues; will validation matters (i.e. multiple wills, later discovered wills, lost/stolen/destroyed wills); creditor claims; insurance-related matters (life insurance, PIP death benefits, wrongful death claims); as well as trust/trustee disputes, to name a few. To read more, see our Probate page.

Appellate-Related Legal Services: Appeals of judicial rulings involving personal injury, family law, business litigation, commercial disputes, and/or probate related matters. We also offer appellate representation in claims against the government, and can assess potential remedial measures to overcome caps on government liability. We handle appellate proceedings at both the state and federal level, meaning that we are prepared to appeal a matter to a higher court, particularly where the pursuit of justice demands further action. To read more, see our Appeals page.

Attorney-to-Attorney Legal Services (Support & Consulting)

While the vast majority of our clientele involve direct representation established through an attorney-client relationship, we also offer services to our colleagues in the legal community. In practice, we have found that establishing relationships with other attorneys, for the purpose of providing them with legal assistance outside their comfort zone, has numerous benefits. Not only does continuous involvement in a diverse range of cases contribute to our professional growth, but more importantly it allows us the opportunity to help other professionals seek the justice their clients deserve. In short, such arrangements can offer win-win advantages.

Trial Support and Preparation.  As a practice we take great pride in the careful preparation, attention to details, and guided support services provided to each client. The skilled attorneys at the Law Office of Alba & Yochim P.A. will gladly assist your trial attorney in preparing for your case. Whether you need pre- or post- judgment assistance, we will work with you to ensure that sound legal representations is provided to your client(s) throughout the litigation process.

Pre-judgment Assistance. Our office regularly assists trial lawyers in planning, researching and drafting critical pre-trial motions. Our services also include drafting jury instructions, assisting with the jury selection process, as well as ensuring that an accurate trial record is kept for appellate purposes.

Post-judgment Assistance. Once the judgment has been announced, the Law Office of Alba &  Yochim P.A. will work side by side with your trial counsel to assess the record, analyze the issues, and assist with filing any potential post-judgment motions, such as for rehearing, stay or setting of a bond.

Appellate Consultation and Ghostwriting. Occasionally, an appeals attorney may be consulted to aid an attorney who is less experienced in handling appeals to prepare to represent a client on appeal. The Law Office of Alba & Yochim P.A. proudly offers consulting and ghostwriting services to colleagues. Our practice provides well informed recommendations and step-by-step guidance to assist in your appeals process. Brief writing review and revision as well as full ghostwriting services are available.

Free Consultation

Please call Gilbert J. Alba or Karen S. Yochim at the Law Office of Alba & Yochim, P.A. Let them put their more than 30 years of combined experience to work for you. Free Consultation in Personal Injury Cases and no fees or costs if you do not recover.


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