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Christina Garcia

Estate planning Attorney at Lemon Grove, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Christina Ives

  • Licensed for 2 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2022
    Status
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About Christina

Learn Christina’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    30%
    Estate plans provide individuals and families with stability and peace of mind. We provide custom estate plans based on you and your families needs. Lets create a plan so you can rest easy knowing you, your family, and your assets are protected.

  2. Probate
    30%
    In the unfortunate event a friend or family member passed without a Trust, we can assist with the probate administration.

  3. Trusts
    30%
    Everyone in California, especially those with minor children or who own homes, should have a trust. Let me review your existing plan, or create a custom tailored plan with you.

  4. Power of attorney
    5%
    An estate plan should always include a power of attorney (POA). Appoint someone to pay your bills and manage your assets in the event you cannot do so yourself. POAs should be re-signed about every 5 years so they are not deemed "stale."

  5. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Lets meet and discuss the differences between a will and trust. A small percent of people in California need wills (most need a trust). I am here to discuss the pros and cons with you and, if appropriate, create a custom will based on your needs.

Mrs. Garcia is a Partner at Helix Law Firm.

 

She received her Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law and Bachelor of Art from San Diego State University in Political Science with a minor in Religious Studies.

 

While in law school Mrs. Garcia gravitated towards practicing in the areas of law that relate to wills, trusts, and probates. She has been working in estate planning firms since 2016.

 

As counsel for the executor/administrator/conservator of an estate, Mrs. Garcia has advised clients and provided probate administration, probate litigation, and conservatorship services.

 

Her passion is to collaborate and assist clients prepare and update personal estate plans to avoid probate and conservatorship proceedings. Mrs. Garcia knows that those proceedings are costly, time consuming, and emotionally draining on families. She understands the best way to avoid probate and conservatorship proceedings is by having a properly executed and valid living trust. Thus, she emphasizes the importance of creating, maintaining, and funding an estate plan in the form of a living trust and ancillary documents. Estate plans provide individuals and families with stability and peace of mind over, potentially, multiple generations.

 

When it is time for a trust to be administered, Mrs. Garcia has been retained as counsel to the trustee. She has advised and assisted the trustee with the proper steps to be taken during administration, and has drafted the documents necessary to assist the trustee in marshalling the estate assets. Her goal is to make the trust administration process as smooth and efficient as possible.

 

Mrs. Garcia also has experience in the practice of Corporate and Business Law. She has assisted clients creating new entities by drafting formation documents and filing the necessary documents with the government.

 

In addition to working at Helix Law Firm, Mrs. Garcia currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Browncoats, Inc., a non-profit corporation that raises funds for various charities throughout the year; such as, the Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center, which provides a safe space and educational support to children grades 3-12 in South Los Angeles. As an alumni of the Guardian Scholars Program at San Diego State University and the Just in Time for Foster Youth non-profit organization, Mrs. Garcia understands the power of giving back to the community and empowering the next generation.

Mrs. Garcia is from San Diego and currently resides in East County. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and rescue pets.

Location

Helix Law Firm
7904 Broadway
Lemon Grove, CA, 91945

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Posted by Milton and Robin | July 9, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Christina Ives Garcia, Esq. has made all the difference!
Christina Ives Garcia, Esq. has made all the difference in our matter, and in so doing, in our lives. Family trusts are no small thing! We started out representing ourselves, but we found the journey to be rather difficult, so we decided to do an Internet search to see if there were any attorneys who would help us just to consult, (since we couldn’t afford full-time). In fact, Christina not only helped, but found the true “linchpin” that allowed us to prevail in a matter that could have otherwise been very complicated to win. Her expertise allowed our matter to be simplified — and has accelerated our journey to justice. She’s primarily someone who likes to write an extremely well thought-out trust, but that very expertise is what allowed her to analyze the trust we were contesting, and give us a firm foothold. I recommend her without reservation. Her great care, quick and generous expertise, positive attitude, and her compassion make her an attorney who makes a positive difference in peoples' lives. Trust is more than a document.
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Posted by Priscilla | September 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful and professional
Christina Garcia was helpful with all the numerous issues that came about with my mother's trust. She was there to support me through it with a smile and professional guidance. I can't thank her enough for her hard work in finding the answers we both needed.
Posted by Nerissa | July 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Christina is extremely professional and personable. I highly recommend her! She answers questions pretty quickly.

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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Helix Law FIrm
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lawyer in Blue Jeans Group
  • 2019 - 2023
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Palecek, Morrison & Associates, LLP
  • 2016 - 2018

Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • San Diego State University
  • Political Science
  • 2012

Associations

  • Probate Lawyers of San Diego
  • Member
  • 2023 - Present
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Lemon Grove Estate planning Lawyer Christina Garcia
Christina Garcia
Estate planning Attorney
Lemon Grove, CA
Licensed for 2 years