At The Goralka Law Firm, we love to share the news when our clients are happy with the services we provide. In these testimonials, see what people have to say about our estate planning services.

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  • I recently came into quite of bit of money and Attorney Goralka helped me figure out what the tax consequences might be. Attorney Goralka was incredibly thorough during the process of settling the incredibly large estate and I will be forever grateful. He is brilliant and his staff was always on top of everything.”
  • "To anyone in need of a good trust attorney, I share my personal experience with the John Goralka Law Firm. I am the recently widowed 85-year-old father of a multi-handicapped, legally blind, neurologically impaired adult son and two professional social worker daughters who are severely dysfunctional in our family matters. My trust needs are difficult. Several years ago, after disappointing experiences with trust attorneys, I read in the newspaper an advertisement for a free trust seminar by Mr. Goralka which my wife and I attended. Mr. Goralka spoke for two hours on a variety of life situations and legal ways and maneuvers to avoid and/or protect from those circumstances. We found his knowledge of potential situations and legal solutions astounding. As we left seminar, my wife asks what I thought, and I told her "After listening to this guy for two hours I think I can pass the bar exam, and this is the attorney we need to work with." We hired Mr. Goralka in 2016 to rewrite an existing, problematic, special needs trust for our son and a living trust for ourselves. My wife died January 1, 2021, and those trusts served me flawlessly. I have currently hired Mr. Goralka to write two new trusts, a special needs trust for my son, and a living trust for me, that will, upon my death, combine to ensure the continued support and protection of my 50-year plus son. In this for me, difficult time, I have found Mr. Goralka to be not only legally intelligent but patient, sensitive, and understanding of my situation. He continually strives to ensure the new trust accomplishes my wish wishes and needs and that my son's interests are well represented and protected. I extend my personal thanks to Mr. Goralka and to anyone needing a trust attorney I, without reservation, recommend the Goralka Law Firm."
  • "My younger brother had a horrific work-related accident back in the mid 1980’s. My parents worked with a group of attorneys to settle his case. A very large monetary settlement was paid which would have been subject to probate fees, costs and estate tax. A part of that group was an estate planning law firm that employed John Goralka. John worked closely with my parents as he created a trust to avoid conservatorship during my brother’s life. John’s trust also prevented probate costs and estate tax upon his death. John was able to create that despite the fact that my brother lacked the capacity due to the accident. My parents later hired John to advise and help them oversee and administer the trust at his newly created law firm. It’s been about three years since all parts of the trust have been completed and I am so glad John was able to put a plan in place to prevent any estate tax being due upon my brother’s death. My father and John worked through a very tough time for our family and Dad came to think of John as a part of the family because John was so protective of my brother’s trust. When my father passed away, my mother became the trustee, and I accompanied her to meetings that involved the trust. I had never met John, but he earned my respect through his manner, sincerity, and knowledge of every situation we encountered. He always listened and addressed all concerns we had. He fought for us when insurance companies attempted to take advantage of my mother as she acted as trustee. The insurance company tried to avoid payment of a substantial amount due upon my brother’s death. John sued, forced the release of the financial information and obtained another very large payment for the family. John has always been there for us, and I am forever grateful for all he has done for my family."
  • "You have been excellent to work with. John Goralka is kind, patient, understanding, and most importantly is excellent at explaining the "in's" and "out's" of living trusts in terms that everyone can understand."
  • "Everyone in the firm was knowledgeable, courteous, and friendly. A very professional firm and I would recommend to them looking for help in this matter."
  • "We are very pleased with all the aspects of our experience with your firm. John made the process understandable to me by taking the extra time to explain all documents and answer all questions."
  • "We are happy and impressed with the quality of the service. A nice, friendly, and professional atmosphere."
  • "Everything was explained in detail and in Laymen's terms we could understand. John answered all our questions and took care of all the details."
  • "The Firm was very helpful in setting up my trust with suggestions. The professionalism and friendliness of staff was a great plus. Thank you so much for all your help!"
  • "Very professional and pleasant to work with."
  • "The Goralka Law Firm came into our lives at a very difficult time. John helped us through that difficult time when I lost my husband. John gave a great deal of extra effort to make sure that we were taken care of. He was able to complete the estate planning quickly, saving us the cost and expense of probate fees."
  • "The firm provided timely responses to my questions and worked with me in a professional manner. Staff was courteous."