About our Estate Planning Law Firm in Santa Barbara

OUR PROMISE TO YOU

An attorney will represent you.
Only licensed and experienced attorneys will work on your matter. Your representation will not be delegated to a paralegal or an inexperienced attorney.


Your busy schedule is not an issue.
We will work around your needs and schedule.  We are happy to meet with you in the evening or over the weekend, and we also make house calls.


You can talk to us without running up your bill.
A flat fee billing arrangement promotes open communication because you will not be billed for phone calls, emails, or meetings. We believe that open communication leads to high quality representation because it promotes understanding and confidence. 


We value you and your time.​
​We will provide you with individual attention to efficiently and courteously address your matter. Telephone calls and emails are always returned the day they are received.   

WHO WE ARE

Our practice is focused on you, the client, because we care about you, and we care about offering high quality representation. 


​Our attorneys enjoy estate planning because ​we understand that the legal system can intimidate and overwhelm anyone. We are here to help find answers and create the solutions you need. We achieve this by drafting customized estate plans by first listening carefully to client concerns and goals, and then counseling clients on their options. Together we create an estate plan that is truly the client's plan, not just a fill-in-the-blank document.  


​​Contact us today, we can provide peace of mind while you protect yourself and your loved ones.

Reviews

Client Review

Expertise, tenacity and patience.


This is what comes to mind if you ask me to describe Tim in three words. Tim has been helping my elderly parent set-up a living trust and since she is not accustomed to working with attorneys, it has taken the above 3 traits and more to manage the waters with her. I have been amazed at his overall professionalism and knack for explaining complex concepts in understandable sound bites. 


If you are contemplating hiring an attorney, start with Tim, you will save a bunch of time searching for the right attorney, because he is the one to retain. You will be more than pleased with the results.


Oh, by the way, not only does he have clients in central California, he has clients in Southern California too. This has been beyond advantages because I live in LA, and my mom is near Santa Barbara so coordinating convenient meetings has been easy.

Client Review

 Tim Follett is everything you could want in an attorney: He is highly knowledgeable, he is honest and direct, he is concerned about doing what is right for his client, friendly and easy to talk to, and he believes access to a good lawyer should be fair and affordable. 


We were shocked to find that Tim provides free upfront consultations to make sure there is a match between your needs and his services. He then goes on to listen in depth to your situation and provides a flat rate for the services so you know exactly what it will cost. After years of working with lawyers in LA where the clock is ticking for every minute they speak to you, Tim is a breath of fresh air. 


If you are looking for advice on estate planning or divorce or family law services, he has our highest recommendation. 

Attorney Review - Adrienne Herrera-Cappuccio

He is an exceptional attorney and wonderful person. Tim is meticulous, thoughtful, and a powerful advocate. As a fellow attorney, I admire Tim for his wealth of legal knowledge and commitment to the profession. He is dedicated to navigating his clients through often challenging times. 


I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer.


Client Review

Yes, this is the lawyer you really need from the beginning of writing a trust.  I wished we had him from the start. Mr. Follett is very thorough, takes time to explain the trust with handouts/and/or computer. 


I was very clueless of what my husband and I had legally established but with his help, I now understand it. And all this a part of his initial estate planning at no fees to the client.  There are so many estate and tax issues that he explained to me. He is caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable of the estate trust laws. 


I would recommend his services to everyone who looking to write a trust or follow through the estate trust after a spouse's death has occurred.   

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Attorney Review - Hyun-Young Na

I have worked with Tim before, and I have tremendous respect for his sound legal knowledge and legal ethic. He understands the complexities of a legal issue better than most attorneys. He is truly a great lawyer to have on your side.