About Us

Estate, Probate, and Will & Trust Lawyer

SERVING SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY, CA

The Godbe Law Group provides professional representation and personal service in all matters of estate planning, probate, trust administration, estate and trust litigation, and estate and fiduciary tax matters. Our goal is to build genuine relationships with our clients and to help them succeed by reaching solutions that best fit their particular needs. Douglas Godbe first opened the practice in 1988, and was joined by Michael Godbe in 2006. Throughout, The Godbe Law Group has focused on estate planning, probate/estate administration, trust administration, probate/trust litigation, and estate and fiduciary income tax matters.

  • Estate Planning & Asset Protection
  • Probate & Trust Administration
  • Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Estate & Fiduciary Income Tax Matters

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Michael E. Godbe

Lawyer

Michael E. Godbe was born and raised in Southern California. Mr. Godbe graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2003, and with a Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law in 2006. Mr. Godbe was admitted to practice law in California in 2007, and is a member of the State Bar of California and Orange County Bar Association. He practices in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, probate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, and estate and fiduciary tax matters.

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Douglas E. Godbe

Lawyer

Douglas Godbe received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Occidental College in 1973, and with a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1976. Mr. Godbe was with the law firm Ball, Hunt, Hart, Brown and Baerwitz, as an associate from 1976 to 1981, and a partner from 1981 to 1988, before opening his own practice in 1988. Mr. Godbe was a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law from 1990 to 2010. In addition, he has lectured on behalf of California’s Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and has published five books in the areas of estate planning, California probate, and powers of attorney. Mr. Godbe is a member of the State Bar of California and the Orange County Bar Association. He practices in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, probate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, and estate and fiduciary tax matters.

Over the years, our commitment to excellence and passion for our clients has been recognized.