Meet the Team

Neal E. Bartlett


Neal Barlett is a native of Simi Valley, California and enjoys serving in the Carpinteria area through his legal practice. Neal received his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2009, and is currently a certified Estate Planning and Probate Law Specialist.

Jason Smith


Jason received his paralegal certificate from Oxnard College and now assists with estate planning, probate, and trust administration matters. Jason regularly attends CLEs and works closely with clients, helping them navigate the process with dedication and compassion.

Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Making a plan for the future is important for anyone wanting to protect what matters most in their life. We can create a strong plan for you and your family.


Trust Administration

The trust administration process can be long and challenging. With our help, you can feel confident and know that your best interests are taken care of.


Probate Administration

The probate process can be very difficult in the midst of your grief. Let our legal team help you through this process and allow you time to heal.


If you have questions, we have answers.


Estate planning can seem complex, but it doesn’t have to be. Our goal is to make your needs the top priority from start to finish.

Our goal is to simplify the process and help you make decisions

With an estate planning specialist, we can explain all of your options and advise you on the best decisions to make for your future and for your loved ones. We utilize a wide range of estate planning tools to accomplish your family’s goals, including revocable living trusts, special needs trusts, retirement trusts, irrevocable trusts, grantor trusts, and charitable trusts. Whatever you are considering or planning, we can help you.

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Our hope is to do whatever we can to help you & your family move forward.

As an experienced probate law firm, we know that this process is laden with strong emotions and seemingly impossible decisions. That is why we take the time to explain the process and how we can help you through it. No two situations are the same, but our experience with people who have recently lost a loved one helps us empathize with you and your family. 

We know that your family is the most important thing to you. We offer unparalleled estate planning services so you can plan for their future. We draft and create wills, trusts, and directives and can amend any part of your will or trust if you decide to make a change.

Creating a retirement plan is important and shouldn't be put off. Even if you are just starting your career, having a solid retirement plan can not only give you peace of mind but give you direction for the future. Early planning leads to a better and fuller retirement life where you are free to enjoy yourself rather than worry over financials. Planning for retirement helps your family by taking charge of your life when your body begins to slow down.

Regardless of the stage of life you are in, you should be thinking about the future. We can help you make informed decisions that will give you peace of mind. Call our office today for a consultation.

Recent Blogs

Last Will and Testament

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For many people, a revocable living trust is a valuable tool to ensure that their finances are well managed during periods of incapacity and that their loved ones are financially secure upon their passing. However, signing the trust agreement doesn’t end the estate planning process: To work properly, the trust needs to be funded.

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