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Law Office Of Christine Padilla


All too often, I’ve heard clients express their desire to prepare estate planning documents, which, for one reason or another, was never made a priority. One client voices their uncertainty of what estate planning involves; another questions which estate planning documents are truly necessary.

At the Law Office of Christine Padilla, we recognize that estate planning may appear complex. Likewise, facing trust administration and probate can seem monumental and exhausting. It is our goal to guide our clients through these processes, while providing clients with clarity and confidence in their decisions.

A personalized estate plan may involve a will, a trust, or appointment of financial powers of attorney. It may involve re-titling assets, or nominating guardians for minor children. A properly prepared estate plan can provide great peace of mind that a plan is in place which is both sound and current. Importantly, a plan is in place which will genuinely work, at the time you and your family need it the most.

At the Law Office of Christine Padilla, we believe an estate plan is one of the most necessary and considerate things you can do for yourself and your family. We are available to review, discuss, and update your estate plan as needed. We welcome you to contact our office for a free consultation to discuss your estate plan today. –Christine Padilla, Owner and Attorney at Law

Our Practice Areas

Estate planning is the process of creating a plan in advance for what happens to your "estate," or everything you legally own, in the event you become ill or die. The process typically begins with one preparing a will or trust to provide direction for what will happen to their estate.

Estate Planning

California Probate

Trust Administration

Christine Padilla's Associations


Post by : Christine Padilla, Attorney

Date : 4/18/2024

How Long Does Probate Take in San Diego?

How long does Probate take in San Diego? is one of the first questions we hear from clients wondering about the Probate process in San Diego. When family members find themselves faced with the Probate process, they want to know how long Probate will take, among other common questions.

Post by : Christine Padilla, Attorney

Date : 9/8/2020

What Is The Difference Between A Will And A Trust?
A California Will: A will is a legal document in which the person creating the will, known as the testator, sets forth persons or an entity to inherit their estate at the time they pass. An estate includes all assets owned by the testator at the time of death, such…

Post by : Christine Padilla, Attorney

Date : 10/24/2020

Avoiding Probate In California
What is Probate? When someone passes away, many times family and friends are left determining how to manage and distribute the person’s remaining assets, otherwise known as their estate. Depending on the size of the estate and the title in which assets are held, it is often necessary to open…