Barbara Holian Mejía has served her community as a sole practitioner in Monterey and Salinas, California, and a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. For over 23 years, she has helped families care for their loved ones in various legal proceedings. Those legal proceedings include trusts, probates, guardianships, and conservatorships.
Ms. Mejía’s workbook, Limited Conservatorships: Protecting Developmentally Disabled Adults, a How-to Guide, arises from her passion to educate and equip parents and siblings to take control of their unique family’s needs, for the protection of their loved ones, without the added expense of attorneys and professional fiduciaries. She welcomes the opportunity to make a difference through this avenue of service to families of adults with developmental disabilities throughout California and ultimately across a network of like services throughout the country.
Ms. Mejía retired from the practice of law on January 1, 2017, when the Clark Law Firm purchased her practice. Their office is located at 1188 Padre Drive, Salinas, CA 93901. Their telephone number is (831) 975-4060 or (831) 757-2644. Attorney Whitney Clark is smart, compassionate, and ready to assist with any estate planning, administration, trust law, and limited conservatorship matters.
Ms. Mejía enjoys speaking to community groups about the process of limited conservatorship. She has participated in the Fiesta Familiar in Salinas, the Chuparrosa Grupo de Apoyo in Greenfield, and the Conferencia Educativa del Sur del Condado in Soledad among small groups who have an interest in protecting their loved ones with developmental disabilities.
Ms. Mejía also participates in roundtable discussions involving topics such as how families confront the process of aging, how children manage their parents’ health and financial matters, how the law protects and defends the vulnerable, and how lawyers can be used to promote healthy life choices for people of all ages and physical conditions.
If you are arranging a seminar that could benefit from the experience and expertise of Ms. Mejía, click on this link to contact her with the specifics.
Ms. Mejía serves as a fiduciary for clients who have complicated estates or who have no family member with experience needed to carry out the duties of estate management when they die. In that role, she can be a client’s:
- Attorney-in-Fact – when the client executes a Power of Attorney for Estate Management or Advance Health Care Directive, by specially naming Ms. Mejía in his or her document drafted by an attorney.
- Conservator – appointed by the court when the client does not have competency to personally nominate someone to care for his or her financial matters and needs someone to advocate for him or her while incapacitated.
- Trustee – when the client executes a Trust specifically naming Ms. Mejía in his or her document drafted by an attorney.