I contacted Dennis Fordham to help me with a probate estate. It was quite complex, and I was so glad I had Dennis to guide me through the process. I found him to be highly professional and sensitive to my needs. He answered my questions clearly and was very patient when explaining things that would be needed.
His paralegal, Linda Garcia-Eckert, was also very professional. She took care of all of the paperwork, mailings, email, faxes, etc., and since I am from out of state, this was very important to be able to interact this way.
She made it seem like being at their office.
Dennis and Linda kept me informed at all times regarding the progress and court procedures. This was a difficult time for me for I had just lost a loved one. Dennis and Linda made it easier to deal with the difficulty of a very complicated probate estate.
I would highly recommend Dennis Fordham to anyone local or out of state, and I can’t thank them enough.
In recalling my recent dealings with Dennis Fordham, Attorney, State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trusts, I wish to submit the following information.
He was extremely thorough in putting together my plan. His honesty and integrity were utmost. When I needed simple clarification, he patiently explained things to me so I could understand them. He dealt with everything most confidentially, without opinion or question.
I would highly recommend Mr. Fordham for all estate planning issues and work.
Roberta and Harry Lyons
We had been thinking about doing an official trust for our estate for several years, and finally got around to it last summer. We had heard positive things about Lakeport attorney, Dennis Fordham, and also enjoyed reading his weekly column in the local newspaper, the Record-Bee.
We set up a meeting with Dennis and were met by a friendly receptionist and immediately ushered into Dennis’s office. We sat and talked and were fully informed of what we needed to do, as we relayed to Dennis what our goals were in creating our trust.
After our initial meeting, Dennis moved forward in a very timely manner to complete the project. We tended to be a little slow in performing our end of the bargain, but with gentle coaxing from his secretary, we finally read and reviewed all of the paper work that was necessary and were able to sit down with Dennis to sign the final documents in the fall.
Dennis was thorough, professional, and prompt, and delivered to us a beautiful “trust binder,” with all of the documents formatted and labeled in a manner that is easy to access and will be extremely helpful to our daughter, our only heir and trustee of our estate.
We have recommended Dennis Fordham to our friends and will continue to do so. He is trustworthy, meticulous, and knowledgeable – to add to the adjectives we have already used to describe him.
I contacted attorney Dennis Fordham after spending serveral weeks of frustation in trying to deal with the IRS in a discrepancy over my personal income tax. I was immediately impressed with Mr. Fordham’s professional manner and his adaptability in scheduling appointments around my availability.
Mr. Fordham took on my case and worked diligently and efficiently with the IRS and was able to resolve my issue with them. Mr. Fordham and his assistant Linda were always prompt in answering any of my questions and always kept me informed with how the case was progressing.
I would heartily recommend Mr. Fordham to anyone needing legal advice in his areas of expertise and would not hesitate retaining his services again for my own needs.
Tim & Carla Hoff
Recently my wife and I used Dennis Fordham to prepare a trust for our estate. We found him to be easy to work with. We met with him several times and were able to create a trust and wills that did exactly what we wanted them to do. Dennis was comprehensive, knowledgeable, meticulous, and helpful as he prepared our trust. We highly recommend his services and would use him again to prepare any legal documents concerning our estate.
Gary W. Williams
My wife and I retired to our native Northern California in 2011, after a 36 year career in the Oil & Gas Industry. Dennis Fordham reviewed and overhauled our existing Estate Plan and made it relevant to California.
Dennis made several very astute observations and comments regarding our existing Estate Plan’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities which we were unaware of — particularly regarding our Retirement Account assets. Consequently, working very closely together we reviewed virtually every other major feature of our exiting Estate Plan. Dennis then identified further important Estate Planning tools and opportunities that we might employ later on.
Life is uncertain and creating an Estate Plan to deal with such uncertainty is difficult. With Dennis’ help we believe we now have a solid, more flexible and robust estate plan than before — one that is far superior in addressing issues and concerns involving our retirement accounts. We certainly appreciate Dennis’ professional services in assisting us to achieve our personal goals.