An Overview of Services

Probate and trust legal in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California

My legal practice focuses on facilitating the transfer of assets from deceased individuals to their heirs. This field is called estate planning and involves various legal components, such as trusts, wills, and probate. Essentially, it encompasses both transactional law and civil law.

Transactional Law

Transactional law entails the meticulous and proficient preparation of legal documents. Examples of such documents include trusts, wills, deeds, affidavits, and various forms required for probate administration. These documents play a crucial role in preserving assets and fostering wealth accumulation.

During our initial meeting, I will provide you with a fixed-price quote to prepare transactional legal documents. You can accept the proposed fee or decline it without any obligations.

Civil Law

Civil law primarily revolves around litigation. In the context of trust and probate matters, litigation typically arises when relatives engage in disputes over assets. Litigants in these cases seek justice, fairness, and prompt resolutions. Their motivations often stem from desperation or a desire to hold others accountable.

It is important to note that litigation can be costly and potentially damaging. However, my role is to strive for the best possible outcome while minimizing harm. Due to the unpredictable nature of litigation, I charge an hourly rate for my services in this realm.

I aim to provide comprehensive legal assistance while ensuring transparency regarding fees and expectations. I understand the complexities involved in these matters and am committed to serving your best interests throughout the process.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or require additional information. I am here to assist you in navigating the legal landscape with expertise and dedication.

To set up an appointment, please call Mark at 714-846-2888.


Meet Mark W. Bidwell

Huntington Beach, California Attorney for probate, trusts, and wills

I appreciate the opportunity to share my background and experiences with you. With 25 years of experience as a sole practitioner, I have developed a deep understanding of trust and probate law. I have also gained valuable insights along the way.

I attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Before that, I pursued my undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

In addition to my education, I bring a diverse professional background. Having worked as a Certified Public Accountant, I possess a comprehensive understanding of financial matters that complements my legal expertise.

I also had the privilege of serving as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University. Beyond my professional pursuits, I have dedicated time to coaching youth soccer and basketball.


I can be reached at 714-846-2888.

Mark W. Bidwell, Esq

Address: 4952 Warner Ave., Ste. 235, Huntington Beach, CA  92649
Phone: (714) 846-2888

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