Hanke & Williams, APC


Family law including divorce, custody and adoptions

Our firm handles a full range of Family Law matters including divorce, separation, premarital agreements, paternity, custody, and support. We do contested and uncontested alike

Business Organizations

The form of business chosen for a business entity potentially affects every aspect of its operations. Our firm assists our clients in formation and business planning in deciding whether they want to operate as a closely held business, limited liability company, partnership, or corporation. We advise our clients about directors' and officers' liability, dissolution, joint ventures and shareholders' rights. Our attorneys have experience in handling both transactional and litigation matters.

Estate Planning

Our firm handles Estate Planning matters which is the area dealing with the distribution of an individual's property at his or her death, taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property, and trusts. We create a plan for you that takes advantage of the benefit of all tax laws while still carrying out the person's wishes.

Probate & Estate Administration

Probate is the court proceeding through which a will is proved to be valid and the estate of a decedent is administered. The process, generally, includes collecting a decedent's assets, liquidating liabilities, paying necessary taxes, and distribution of property to heirs. It also addresses the property of those who have died without a will and arranges for property to be divided according to California law. Under either process a smaller estate can often be handled simply and relatively quickly.

Real Estate

Real estate transactions represent some of the most expensive purchases a person or business will ever make. Planning for the transfer of property with the preparation of documents such as deeds and mortgages requires skill, not only in drafting, but also in the attention to detail to ensure the interests of all parties are appropriately protected into the future. We have also helped countless clients transfer property in a business transaction, as part of an estate plan or probate or following a divorce.