Law Offices of
Myra J. Prestidge

Attorney and mediator,
serving Santa Cruz County, Los Gatos,
Silicon Valley and the Monterey Bay.

Attorney Services Offered

Estate Planning

Estate planning helps you plan for the future and take care of yourself and your loved ones by doing wills, trusts,  powers of attorney, and advance healthcare directives. Estate planning is also a wonderful gift to your loved ones, because they will know what your wishes are, rather than having to guess about what you want after your passing.

Estate Administration and Probate

Losing a loved one is hard, and there are many steps involved with administering a trust after a  death or going through probate. 

I can help guide you through the process with skill and compassion.

Municipal Law

As a former Assistant City Attorney for several Bay Area cities, I am very familiar with local government requirements and laws affecting cities and counties.

I can help with issues with local government, such as zoning, code enforcement, getting copies of public records, and advice on filing claims.


Mediation can help you resolve conflicts and find solutions without the need for court action.  As a trained and experienced mediator, I can help you solve problems such as landlord-tenant disputes, employment conflicts, and family disagreements regarding care of an elder.

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Contact us for a Consultation!

We can provide a initial consultation to determine the best course of action for you.

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About Myra

I started my practice in estate planning and elder law because I want to help people plan for the future and take care of themselves and their loved ones by doing wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance healthcare directives.  I want to make this process as simple and stress-free as possible and to design a plan that reflects your needs and wishes.

I also practice trust administration and probate and can guide you through the process of administering an estate or going through probate after a death.

Latest Articles

Estate Planning Basics

ESTATE PLANNING BASICS DURING THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC AND BEYOND: WILLS AND TRUSTS AND OPTIONS FOR CHARITABLE GIVING MAY 13, 2020 ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH APTOS, CALIFORNIA Myra J. Prestidge Attorney at Law E-mail: Phone: (831) 685-3270 The information provided in this presentation is for general information only and is not intended to be legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship with persons who attend the talk or view these materials.  If you have questions regarding your particular...
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What to Do When A Loved One Dies

Coping with the loss of a loved one is difficult.  I hope this information will help you focus on what you need to do and what you may wish to delegate to friends and family.  There is no need for you to do everything yourself at a time of grief. This list is not exhaustive, but should get you started on the basic steps to take.  If I can be of any assistance, please let me know. TO DO RIGHT...
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  • (831) 685-3270
  • 101 Cooper St.
    Santa Cruz CA 95060
  • 2425 Porter St., Suite 9
    Soquel CA 95073
  • 20 S. Santa Cruz Ave. Suite 300
    Los Gatos CA 95030