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Gary D. Sparks

Gary D. Sparks

California Will & Trust | Estate Planning, Probate & Family Law Attorney
  • Estate Planning, Probate, Family Law ...
  • California
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Summary

Attorney Gary D. Sparks is an accomplished lawyer who has successfully provided legal services and representation to families, husbands, wives, parents, military service members, and same sex partners for nearly two decades. Gary was a regular guest for several years on the former Ronn Owens Program on KGO-AM 810 in San Francisco, and has been interviewed by local and national publications in addition to publishing several of his own legal guides.

Gary graduated first in his class from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, where he was awarded magna cum laude honors for excellence in academic achievement and received numerous scholarly awards. He clerked for the Family Law court while in law school and served as the managing editor of the Law Review. This background, combined with his own highly contested custody case as a divorced father which inspired him to attend law school, gave Gary valuable insight and experience into the inner workings of our legal system, flawed as it may be.

Gary enjoys legal research and analysis, and is highly skilled at presenting oral argument in court. He is active in community service and is an ardent supporter of students in public education. He is a recipient of the Unsung Hero Award for his past efforts with the Vanished Children’s Alliance to locate, recover and reunify missing and abducted children with their families.

In these uncertain times, Gary is committed to providing his clients with the peace of mind and some certainty in knowing that their assets will be preserved for their families, and that their last wishes and instructions will be clearly established and then followed. And through the use of smart technology, he can perform many services virtually, and even meet with clients via video conferencing, to keep everyone safe and healthy during the current health crisis.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation for Estate Planning clients. For probate and family law matters, consultation fee is a discounted, flat-rate $250 for an hour of attorney time and analysis, with real answers and real advice. Retain us and the consultation fee is credited back to you (minimum retainer applies).
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We prefer cash or check, and also accept payment via Paypal and Venmo transfers.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law, owner
California Will & Trust
- Current
Attorney at Law, owner
Sparks Family Law
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Attorney at Law, partner
Holmes, Moore & Sparks, Inc.
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Education
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
J.D.
Honors: graduated magna cum laude at the top of his class.
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California St Univ Hayward
B.S. | Business Administration, Marketing Management
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 237776
Member
Current
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Solano County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Contra Costa County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Avvo.com
Member, Rated 9.2 "Superb"
Current
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Websites & Blogs
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Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Can the state take away any inhartence if i owe child support
A: The State has a broad array of powers available to it when it comes to collecting past due child support. One of the powers is the ability to levy against bank accounts. Another is to place a lien on property. If your inheritance is sitting in a bank account, then yes, the State very well might levy the account for your past due support. It may also be able to attach/garnish payments made to you on a monthly basis from a trust. I would need to know more about your situation to give you a more complete answer. This answer is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor create an attorney-client relationship between the party posing the question and the attorney who responds.
Q. Is there a separate evidence code for probate matters?
A: No, the California Evidence Code applies in probate matters, as well as the California Probate Code. This answer is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor create an attorney-client relationship between the party posing the question and the attorney who responds.
Q. A 612 rule of the court clerk can the respondent file a exstention
A: There is no California Rule of Court 612. You will need to be more specific with respect to your request so that we can provide an answer to you.
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Contact & Map
Solano County Main Office
1125 Missouri Street
Suite 208
Fairfield, CA 94533
Telephone: (707) 207-4500
Fax: (707) 450-1235
Contra Costa County Executive Office
2950 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Telephone: (925) 465-2500
Fax: (707) 450-1235