A Proactive Approach To Your Family Estate
When you are considering the future and what will happen after you pass, the Law Offices Of Annette L. Goudy can help you put your wishes in writing to give you peace of mind. You will breathe easier knowing that your family is provided for and your wishes will be honored.
I bring nearly 30 years of legal experience in diverse areas of the law, and I have practiced here in Newport Beach and Orange County since 2000. Today my practice is devoted to estate planning, elder law and estate litigation, influenced by my longtime concentration in family law. I welcome people from all walks of life, including foster parents, adoptive families, blended families and traditional families.
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Custom Estate Plans And Follow-Through
I can help you draft or update a will to make sure that your minor children are taken care of and that your estate passes to your intended heirs. I provide the full palette of estate planning and probate services, including trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, and establishing guardianships or conservatorships.
I don’t merely draft documents. I create customized plans that help keep your surviving family members out of court. I help you pass on not only your assets to your children but also your beliefs and core values. I follow up to make sure important details are attended to, such as proper funding of trusts and adding or removing beneficiary designations.
Experienced Counsel At One Flat Fee
Earlier in my career, I was a typical “gun for hire” divorce lawyer. I regularly prevailed in court – but at a terrible cost. I realized people were leveraging their own futures and their children’s college educations to litigate custody disputes and property division. It often left both parties broke and bitter. There had to a better way.
I rebuilt my law practice to focus on proactive solutions rather than reacting to emergencies. Instead of billing by the hour to fix problems, I help people prevent conflicts for a reasonable flat fee. No hidden surprises. No extra charges for calling your attorney. My clients are happier, and I once again enjoy what I do.
Strong Advocacy In Probate Court Proceedings
The other side of my practice is problem-solving and litigation of estate-related disputes. I am an accomplished trial lawyer who can provide effective advocacy for will contests, trust litigation, allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, or contested conservatorships. My goal is the timely and cost-effective resolution of conflicts by getting to the heart of the matter.
Let’s Create A Success Story
My estate planning and probate practice is about helping families avoid unnecessary pain and hardship. Having a plan in place goes a long way toward your peace of mind today. It also allows your loved ones to grieve your passing when that time comes, rather than guessing at your wishes and turning on each other.