You’ve spent your life building your wealth. And no matter how large or how modest – protecting your assets matters.
Ivette Santaella understands that estate planning may seem daunting. You might feel uncomfortable talking about what happens after death. Or maybe you’re worried that you don’t understand the laws well enough. Santaella Law Group, APC is here to guide you through your concerns and make estate planning easy.
Ivette has more than 30 years of experience talking her clients through their goals, translating and helping them navigate the law, and working with them to come up with a solid plan for their estate. She’s drafted hundreds of trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney and other relevant estate planning documents – all customized for the unique needs of her clients. Ivette is determined to make sure her clients’ wishes are protected regarding their wealth and assets, in both life and death.
In case of a familial dispute, Ivette is trained in Collaborative Law for Estate Planning. A collaborative approach brings families together in order to understand your estate wishes and prevents disputes, anger, and confusion. It also means that in the event of a dispute, Ivette can mediate between family members to avoid going to court.
Additionally, Ivette is qualified in elder law (including Medi-Cal planning), Special Needs, trust administration, conservatorships and nursing home abuse.
Here’s some of the ways Ivette can help you:
-Apply for and, when necessary, fight for Medi-Cal benefits
-Assist you through the bankruptcy process
-Form a new business
-Navigate the conservatorship process
-Develop an estate plan to cut down on conflict and confusion should you pass away
-Navigate the probate process
-Craft or update a will or trust
Ivette is fluent in Spanish and is excited to be able to provide every one of her clients with the exemplary legal counsel they deserve.