A Law Firm that Puts

Your Needs First

A Law Firm that Puts YOUr needs first

What is an Estate Plan and WHERE DO I START?

An estate plan covers four main areas. An Advance Health Care Directive and a Durable Power of Attorney while you are alive, and Wills and Trusts when you have passed.

The Advance Health Care Directive is a document of your medical wishes should you become incapacitated, and includes your HIPAA, CMIA and possibly POLST documents. Everyone over the age of 18 should have one, as no one can make medical decisions over another adult person without one. The Durable Power of Attorney gives an Executor the power to make financial decisions for you such as sell property, pay bills, and HEMS decisions: Health, Education, Maintenance and Support.

To avoid probate and exhorbitant fees, we recommend that in addition to a Will, you also establish a trust which will best define your wishes. A lot of people feel they won't need a trust because they don't have anything to put in it but the truth is that you probably have more than you think and establishing a trust will avoid court for your family which is the default route in California. The costs for court start at $10k versus having a trust established and not going to court at all.

What to do next? Simply fill out the form on the right and we can begin to set up a free phone consultation to discuss your unique situation and concerns. It is that simple.

Your Needs First

Our comprehensive service means your estate plan will be updated as dictated by changing life circumstances. We understand you are busy, therefore, we follow up with you periodically to make sure that your plan is up-to-date and reflects your current situation. Because of our expertise in guardianships, conservatorships, probate and trust administration, our comprehensive service also means that your estate planning documents are prepared to avoid foreseeable issues. The result? More harmonious families and happy, life-long clients.

Half of what we do is practice law. The other half is offer compassionate therapy. These are the things that inspire and motivate us day-in and day-out.

Devoted to Making Clients for Life

At Goldfarb & Luu, we recognize the importance of treating our clients with the utmost respect and compassion. We do whatever we can to make sure our clients have peace of mind. Everything we do – from our actions to our processes – is focused on making sure you know we care. Whether you have a crisis that requires our immediate attention or simply have questions that demand answers, we find solutions and take care of your best interests. The result: a life-long relationship of mutual trust.

Why Hire Us?
  • Hundreds of clients helped throughout California
  • Years of experience handling estate and elder law matters
  • Selected as Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ for 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Compassionate, thoughtful, and comprehensive legal solutions based on your needs