Welcome to Meier Law Firm. Just by the fact that you are here, we know you are taking a huge step toward protecting your loved ones, preserving your assets, and securing a great future.
As attorneys and as parents, we know that life events happen. How we prepare for or respond to these life events makes all the difference.
No one should feel helpless or alone when considering what could happen to their family or financial security if they become seriously ill or pass away. Preparing for this scenario now is entirely within our control.
You should not feel helpless or alone either if a crisis has already hit. With the right support and guidance, options are always available.
And that’s where we come in.
How We Can Help
Our responsibility as your trusted family attorney is to make sure your family is completely taken care of at every stage of life—the good times, and the difficult times. Many families turn to us at the beginning of exciting life changes, such as starting a family, buying a home, or starting a business. They also count on us during the tough times, such as when facing a long-term health care diagnosis, feeling concern about outliving a child with special needs, having a loved one become incapacitated, or when a loved one passes away.
We understand it’s difficult to even imagine or confront these scenarios, but unfortunately, it can be devastating to our families if we do not. Temporary foster care, courtrooms, loss of inheritance, and turmoil naturally occur when families are unprepared or lack the right guidance during a crisis. No one wants that for their family.
With our help, you never have to worry about facing life events alone, or being unprepared. We are here to assist you and protect you each step of the way. By preparing for life events now, you can ensure:
- Your kids would never be placed in the care of strangers during an emergency, and would be raised by who you want;
- Your family would avoid a long and expensive court process known as probate;
- Someone you trust and have chosen can manage your finances during an incapacity;
- Your aging spouse or parent can receive Medi-Cal or VA benefits, so they don’t go broke paying for long term care;
- Your child with special needs will have the resources, care, and quality of life they need when you are no longer here;
- Your medical decisions can be made according to your wishes, and by someone you trust;
- The money you leave behind can be safeguarded from creditors, predators, divorce, and lawsuits;
- You can leave behind far more than just money.
Most of us to protect our families and assets, but for whatever reason, we stop short of setting up a will or trust, or revisiting the one we already have.
We want to encourage you to not put off this important task even one more day. The most difficult calls we receive are from those turning to us for help after a crisis has hit. While there are still options available for them, the lack of preparation causes these families unnecessary stress and agony that could have been mitigated had they prepared.
We want your family to be the success story—the family that enjoys all of life’s wonderful moments, while fully prepared for any difficult times. And we want you to choose the right people to help you prepare for and navigate these life moments. It will make all the difference. We want your family to count on us.
Our Estate Plans and Lifetime Service
Our comprehensive family estate plans provide your family the complete protections you need. We listen to your goals and concerns, and show you your options so you can make the best decisions for your family. Just like no family is the same, no estate plan should be the same. Your plan is customized just for you based on your family’s unique needs.
We also offer you a lifetime relationship with us, so you can conveniently keep your plan up to date, and rely on us in your time of need. Far too often, families turn to a service or lawyer who simply hands them inadequate estate planning documents and then sends them on their way. They soon become frustrated once questions arise or when they need to make updates, because of the lack of an ongoing relationship. Worst of all, many of these families see their plan fail.
How We are Different
Our Firm is different than traditional firms. We are your lawyers for life. We provide families a welcomed alternative to the traditional lawyer experience, and provide them the ongoing relationship and guidance they need so they can be confident their plan will work exactly as needed when life events happen. We want you to have the same five-star experience our clients enjoy, and the confidence and peace of mind knowing that you are in the very best of hands.
Your Next Best Step
For those who are already facing a crisis and in need of a compassionate family trust attorney to assist you, we extend to you our warmest welcome and assurance that we will do everything possible to resolve your situation, and ensure your protection and care.
No matter what situation you are facing today, we invite you to call our warm and welcoming Client Services Director, Bonnie Johnson, at (949) 718-0420 to set up a time to meet us for assistance. We can talk together at our beautiful offices at Fashion Island in Newport Beach or the San Francisco Bay area, or talk via phone or video chat if that works better for you. In some cases, we can even send a team member directly to your home or care facility.
Thank you for visiting our site! Because today is always the best day to take care of the people you love, we encourage you to give us a call, and we would be honored to help make sure your family is taken care of.
All our best,
Josh and Laura Meier