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I hope that the information contained in this website will help you understand the basic concepts behind estate planning and will help you plan your estate.

The following is a quick guide and reference to the information contained on this website:
Estate Planning
Wills and Probate
Other - including Gifting
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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There are many things to consider in planning for the distribution of your estate. If I can be of any help, please call me and I would be happy to assist you in any way possible.

About Steven Ballard

Steven BallardSteven Ballard grew up in Southern California and as a sophomore worked in a law office where his uncle was a partner.  He continued this work until he finished college. Mr. Ballard practiced law in Southern California from 1984 through 1996. 

In 1996, Mr. Ballard moved to Nevada County with his wife and two children and began practicing law in the Grass Valley area and Auburn. Presently, he resides and practices only in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area.


1975 Associates of Arts Degree in Business Administration – Fullerton Jr. College
1977 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration – Cal State Fullerton
1984 Juris Doctor Degree in Law – Western State University Fullerton

Member of the California State Bar Since 1984.

For 27 years, Mr. Ballard’s practice has emphasized the areas of Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Probate.



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