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Marivel Zialcita

Marivel Zialcita

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  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • California
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MARIVEL M. ZIALCITA is the founder of MMZ LAW, A Professional Corporation, where she practices in the areas of Trust and Estate, Elder Law, VA Benefits, Special Needs, Conservatorship, Trust Administration and Probate. Ms. Zialcita is a frequent speaker on trust and estate matters and holds memberships in the State Bar of California, Trust and Estate Section, The San Bernardino County Bar Association, Wealth Counsel and Elder Counsel. She currently assists in the pro bono legal services program at the James L. Brulte Senior Center in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Ms. Zialcita received her B.A. degree from the University of California, in Irvine. She graduated with honors in sociology and completed her minor in classical civilization. She received her J.D. degree from California Western School of Law, ABA/AALS, of San Diego, California and was the recipient of the Dean Merit Scholarship. Marivel M. Zialcita and her team at MMZ LAW strive to create value and a meaningful experience for all our clients. WITH OVER 14 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, WE AT MMZ LAW STRIVE TO CREATE VALUE AND A MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE FOR ALL OUR CLIENTS. WE KNOW THAT THIS IS YOUR LIFE AND LEGACY.

California Western School of Law
J.D. (2002) | Juris Doctor of Law
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University of California - Irvine
B.A. (1998) | Sociology, Minor in Classical Civilization
Activities: KABA President 1997 - 1998
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Professional Experience
Owner & Attorney At Law
MMZ LAW, A Professional Corporation
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At MMZ LAW we strive to create value and a meaningful experience for all our clients in our practice areas of Trust and Estate, Elder Law, Special Needs, VA Benefits, Conservatorship, Trust Administration and Probate. We know this is your LIFE and your LEGACY.
Of Counsel
Of Counsel for all firm trust and estate planning matters, trust and probate administration matters, trust and probate litigation matters.
Of Counsel
Russakow, Ryan & Johnson
Of Counsel for all trust and estate matters, trust administration and probate matters, trust and probate litigation matters for firm's Rancho Cucamonga office.
Associate Attorney
Law Offices of Richard Gann
Trust and Estate Associate in charge of servicing all trust planning clients.
Articles & Publications
Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide
National Buisness Institute: Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide
Estate Planning
Senior Care Homes
Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide, Key Laws and Client Intake/Goal Setting,,Ny:True,Rpp:20,Ro:0,Nra:pEventDate%2bpEventStartTime%2bCredit+Hours%2
National Business Institute
Every client's estate is unique in its assets composition, family dynamics and future needs, but all are ruled by the same principles and are subject to the same tax and legal limitations. In this comprehensive legal guide, experienced attorney faculty will guide you through the process of estate planning and administration and show you how to select the best trust instruments and wield them skillfully to avoid mistakes at probate. They will also teach you how to properly administer the estate and tackle potential mistakes of improperly drafted documents, changed circumstances and newly arising conflicts. Become fully prepared to protect your client's legacies - order today!
Estate Planning and Trust Basics, Testamentary Documents - Drafting Do's and Dont's,,Ny:True,Rpp:20,Ro:0,Nra:pEventDate%2bpEventStartTime%2bCredit+Hours%2
National Business Institute
Dean Merit Award
California Western School of Law
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 221827
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Practice Areas
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Filipino: Spoken
Legal Answers
Q. my dad died previously, now my mom has died, do i need to file 2 probates to put their house in my name,or file joint
A: You will need to create an affidavit of death for your dad and then open a probate for your mother's estate.
Q. My grandma didn't have a will , but she left a personal letter stating her wish. Will the letter stand in court?
A: Your grandma left what is called a Holographic Will. California Probate Code Section 6111 lays out the requirements of a handwritten holographic will. Whether or not it was witnessed, it is best if the signature and material provisions are in her handwriting, the court must be able to determine the date of execution and it should be legible. It's also important to note that her mental capacity at the time she wrote the holographic will be important. Testamentary capacity is required for all wills. Good luck!
Q. Can an attorney withdraw from a client without her consent in California?
A: Yes, the attorney can file a Motion to be Relieved as Counsel from the case. The form and content of attorneys’ motions to withdraw are governed by California Rules of Court. The motion must be accompanied by a supporting declaration showing why a substitution of attorneys by consent could not be obtained. The declaration must be stated in general terms and without compromising the confidentiality of the attorney-client relationship. Hope this helps.
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Websites & Blogs
MMZ LAW, A Professional Corporation
Estate Planning Under A Trump Administration
How To Choose The Right Agent For Your Incapacity Plan
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341 W. 1st St.
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Claremont, CA 91711
Telephone: (909) 256-6702
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