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Ready to Help You Protect Your Assets & Your Loved Ones

Although most people do not think about what happens after they pass away, they always want to make sure their family is cared for and that their assets are distributed properly. However, failing to create an estate plan prior to your death can result in the California courts making those important decisions for you. That is why it is imperative to hire a knowledgeable and skilled estate planning attorney to protect the rights and best interests of you and your loved ones.

At Embry Family Law P.C., we are ready to manage your estate and ensure your wishes are met. Our legal team with guide you through each step of the process to ensure your wishes are met and your family is protected.

Call (619) 485-6476 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule an initial consultation.

How Our Firm Can Help You Prepare Your Estate Plan

An estate plan essentially distributes your assets to your beneficiaries or heirs and provides financial security to your family upon your death. Additionally, it can also help your loved ones avoid a costly and time-consuming legal process, appoint guardians to take care of your children, and minimize expenses, taxes, and unnecessary delays.

The following are the common estate planning tools we can use to create your estate plan:

  • Wills – A written document that expresses your wishes, including how your assets are distributed, how you want your funeral held, and who will be the guardians of your minor children. Without a will, the court will oversee the distribution of your assets, according to state law.
  • Trusts – A trust is a fiduciary relationship in which you (the trustor) give another person (the trustee) the right to hold the title of assets on behalf of a third party (the beneficiary) in order to ensure those assets are distributed based on your wishes. The main benefit of a trust is to keep heirs out of probate court.
  • Advance healthcare directive – Also known as a medical directive, this legal document specifies what actions should be taken if you become incapacitated and otherwise unable to make your own medical decisions. This helps your family, friends, and your healthcare professionals make the hardest decisions for you and avoid confusion later.
  • Power of attorney – This legal document gives one person (the agent or attorney-in-fact) the authority to act on your behalf (the principal). The agent can make decisions about your finances, property, and/or medical care.

Our legal team is ready to listen to your concerns, thoroughly review your financial information, help you navigate the complexities of the legal process, and help you craft a strong and personalized estate plan. Let us help you protect your health, family, and future.

Contact Us Today!

At Embry Family Law, we are committed to assisting families through a wide range of legal matters, including estate planning. We are committed to providing you and your family with compassionate and personalized legal representation. We can help you plan for the most difficult time in your life and properly prepare for the future.

Do not hesitate to let us speak with our San Diego estate planning attorneys immediately! We look forward to speaking with you.

Contact us today at (619) 485-6476 for more information about our experienced legal services.

The Embry Family Law P.C. Team

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    Ben E. Embry

    Founding Attorney

    Ben was born and raised in Henderson, Kentucky, and attended the University of Kentucky. He did not leave Kentucky until he moved to San Diego to attend law school in 2006. Ben grew up on his father’s farm, doing the things that most “farm boys” do: Plowing the fields, tending the cattle, and harvesting crops, all while leaving enough time to fish in the pond. Working for his father is what gave Ben the work ethic he has today. Despite the fact that farming was in his blood, Ben decided early on ...
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    Nicholas Montano

    Senior Paralegal/Office Manager

    Nicholas is a native San Diegan who grew up in Golden Hills, right by the 94 freeway. As the middle of three siblings, he was and is the “peace maker” in the family. At Embry Family Law P.C., Nicholas enjoys supporting clients by explaining the process to them, listening to their concerns, and assuring them that they are in good hands and that everything will be okay. Nicholas attended St. Augustine High School and Cuyamaca Community College, and he is working on his last semester to become ABA ...
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    Shyanne Mortimer

    Lead Litigation Paralegal

    Shyanne was born in Concord, California where she lived for the earlier parts of her life before moving to Fresno California. In 2018 she graduated from Clovis West High School and continued her education at her local private college, Fresno Pacific University. She graduated a year early in 2020 with her Bachelor's Degree in English and an emphasis in classic literature. She is a first generation college graduate and used this as fuel to pursue her education further. In 2021 she attended the ...
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    Daniel Ledesma

    Legal Assistant

    After receiving his bachelors in Law & Society at the University of California, Riverside, native San Diegan Daniel Ledesma has worked in two legal fields whilst he prepares for his next stop: Law School. Growing up in a diverse setting that San Diego entails, Daniel wants to enrich his legal expertise and assist individuals within his community who may not be 100% knowledgeable with their rights. Prior to joining Embry Family Law, Daniel worked in Immigration law and took a vast amount of pride ...
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    Gabriele Finley

    Litigation Paralegal

    I am a graduate of California State University San Marcos with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences. I unexpectedly found my passion for the legal field during a Sociology of Deviance class and went on to earn my Paralegal Certificate from the University of San Diego School of Law. I have always had a strong inclination towards Family Law, and my love for it stems from my passion for being a genuine advocate for others. In my free time, I enjoy exploring different areas of San Diego, cooking ...
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    Carmen Caserta

    Associate Attorney

    Carmen was born in Los Angeles, CA, and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. She moved to San Diego as a budding singer/songwriter in 2001, when she was just nineteen years old. After spending a few years teaching herself to play piano and write music, Carmen began to feel a strong pull toward academic pursuits. With a lifelong fascination surrounding the complexities of the human experience, she decided to pursue a BA in psychology and graduated with Honors from Chapman University in 2008. ...
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    Julie Mekhael

    Law Clerk

    Julie was born in Los Angeles, CA, where she then grew up in East Highland Ranch with her fun family of 5. In 2010, she and her family moved to Sunny San Diego, where she graduated from Torrey Pines High School and continued her education at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), receiving her bachelor’s degree in political science. Her early love for competitive swimming, which started at the age of 5, carried her through her college years. But a new path called her when she made the ...

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  • Personalized Approach

    We understand that this is your story and it's different than everyone else's. Our approach is catered specifically to what you're currently going through.

  • Exceptional Customer Service

    We understand that what you're going through can be overwhelming at times. When you work with us you're not just a number, you're now part of our family. Your success is our success, we will guide you every step of the way.

  • Certified Family Law Specialist

    Our attorney has been certified by passing the appropriate written examination in Family Law, demonstrated a high level of experience in Family Law, fulfilled ongoing education requirements and has been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his work.

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