Newport Beach Estate Planning Attorneys

At the Soto Law Group, we understand and serve the needs of our clients in all stages of life. From preparation via Estate Planning, Special Needs, Conservatorships, Trust Administration, Probate or Trust and Wills disputes. We serve all generations of clients in Newport Beach and surrounding California communities.

Newport Beach estate planning attorney R. DeDe Soto, Esq. has extensive experience handling issues ranging from simple wills and trusts to high-asset real estate transfers and business successions. DeDe and her experienced legal team are prepared to handle your critical legal issues with care and attention to detail.

“We help those who choose to plan and we clean up the messes of those who fail to plan.”
-DeDe Soto

Estate Planning – The Creation of Wills and Trusts

We can help you protect your family and your assets and according to your wishes through careful and customized design of your Will, Trust, Health Care Directives and Durable Power of Attorney and, for families with minor children, Naming Guardians.

Probate

We help you through the complex and overwhelming process of settling the legal and financial affairs of a deceased family member.

Will And Trust Disputes, Beneficiary Representation

If you are engaged in an estate dispute, we can help you explore your options and understand the full scope of your legal rights.

Trust Administration

We assist the Successor Trustee and/or Beneficiary protect their rights and interests as well as understand their responsibilities in the trust administration process.

Asset Protection

We utilize legal techniques and a body of statutory and common law when dealing with protecting assets of individuals and business entities.

Special/Supplemental Needs Trusts

We ensure that the financial future and subordinate planning your special needs child or family member with disabilities are protected

Conservatorships/Guardianship

We guide you through this often complex and emotional process.

Child Protection Plans – Naming Guardians

We make sure that your children are protected should the unthinkable happen and help you choose the right guardians for your kids.

Real Estate Transfers

We handle purchase and sale agreements as well changing the legal title and transferring the deed.

Business Succession Planning

Our background in Estate Planning, Real Estate and Business Law allow us to better understand the legal challenges owners of family businesses face when passing business assets from one generation to the next.

Estate Planning – Wills and Trusts

We can help you protect your family and your assets and according to your wishes through careful and customized design of your Will, Trust, Health Care Directives and Durable Power of Attorney and, for families with minor children, Naming Guardians.

Probate

We help you through the complex and overwhelming process of settling the legal and financial affairs of a deceased family member.

Trust Administration

We assist the Successor Trustee and/or Beneficiary protect their rights and interests as well as understand their responsibilities in the trust administration process.

Will And Trust Disputes, Beneficiary Representation

If you are engaged in an estate dispute, we can help you explore your options and understand the full scope of your legal rights.

Special/Supplemental Needs Trusts

We ensure that the financial future and subordinate planning your special needs child or family member with disabilities are protected

Conservatorships/Guardianship

We guide you through this often complex and emotional process.

Real Estate Transfers

We handle purchase and sale agreements as well changing the legal title and transferring the deed.

Child Protection Plans – Naming Guardians

We make sure that your children are protected should the unthinkable happen and help you choose the right guardians for your kids.

Business Succession

Our background in Estate Planning, Real Estate and Business Law allow us to better understand the legal challenges owners of family businesses face when passing business assets from one generation to the next.

Asset Protection

We utilize legal techniques and a body of statutory and common law when dealing with protecting assets of individuals and business entities.

Legacy Planning – Protecting Your Family

Full comprehensive planning that encompasses your current life stage and factors in your family dynamics and legacy preservation for future generations.

Workshops, Webinars & Special Offers

Free Live Webinar on “How to AVOID Probate”

Friday, January 20th at 1:00pm

If you have assets that are NOT protected in a Trust, you are at risk of putting yourself and your family through Probate court. Probate is costly, lengthy, tons of paperwork, that causes family feuds and depletes assets. Learn how an Estate Plan done properly can AVOID Probate and spare your loved ones the painful experience.

To register:

Online: Click here to register

or call (949) 945-0059

Presented By

R. DeDe Soto,

Attorney At Law

What DeDe’s

Clients Say

DeDe Soto helped us create a family trust. She thoroughly explained all of the options and the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Once we decided which option, DeDe and her team walked us through the entire process, giving us checklists to ensure that we covered all bases. They were all readily available to answer questions and provide additional information. Our meetings were informative, on point and adhered to the appointed time and duration. I highly recommend the Soto Law Firm for your estate planning needs

Karen and Tom

Recently I had our trust revised after my husband died. R. DeDe Soto was highly recommended to me. She was recommended for good reasons. She is compassionate, patient and very thorough. She made sure that I understand the content of the trust and how precise the content of the trust needs to be. She walked me through the process, explaining in layman’s terms exactly what needed to be done, what records I needed to provide. I feel secure in her guardianship of my trust. Thank you DeDe!

Denise

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