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Christine Michelle Padilla

Estate planning Attorney at Encinitas, CA

5.0   30 reviews

also known as Christine Padilla

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
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San Diego Attorney Christine Padilla specializes in Estate Plans, Wills, Trusts, and Probate for San Diego and the North County. Are you unsure of the difference between a will and a trust, or how to avoid probate? We welcome you to contact us for a free estate planning consultation. 

Location

Law Office of Christine Padilla
320 Encinitas Blvd Ste C
Encinitas, CA, 92024-8701

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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2024
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Thorough and great to work with
Christine was very response and thorough from start to finish as we put together our Estate. She explained areas we didn't understand and made use very comfortable with the whole process. Thank you, Christine!
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2024
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Excellent!
Christine is warm, pleasant and knowledgeable. I would totally recommend her ! So easy to talk to and understands family issues and presents in a way anyone can understand. I thank you Christine for all your support and help!
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2024
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Recommended.
Hired Christine Padilla to establish family trust and wills in 2022. All went smooth and expedient. Consulted with Christine in 2024 on a separate estate issue regarding a family member's passing. All questions were clearly answered, and next steps were clear. Can recommend her and her staff.
Posted by Jennifer | January 31, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Counsel
Christine Padilla counseled me on my personal will and probate issues that we may face with my parents. I am grateful for her services and recommend her to family and friends when in need of probate and legal assistance in San Diego.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2023
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Estate Planning
My husband and I were long overdue to have an estate plan drawn up, and to have a more official will. Meeting with Christine to accomplish this goal was very easy and pleasant, and very reasonably priced! We would definitely recommend her.
Posted by Robert M. Smith | July 28, 2023
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A Real Star
Christine was fabulous. We had a very complex probate case, that seemed impossible to us. But Christine’s patient, knowledgeable, savvy approach and her remarkable attention to detail saw us through to the best and speediest resolution possible. She is responsive, persistent in her follow up and she makes the entire Byzantine process transparent. I highly recommend her. Rob Smith
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Posted by Bill & Sharon | February 2, 2023
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Bill and Sharon Marcotte's Review
Christine was great to work with during the creation of our Family Trust. She asked all of the right questions and help us thru the process very effectively. She was able to answer all of our questions during the process and made the procedure very pleasant. We will recommend her to our friends and family.
Posted by Devon | July 4, 2022
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Fantastic Estate Planning Attorney
Christine Padilla was fantastic to work with especially in a situation that was not the typical trust/estate planning situation. Christine gives a high attention to detail, professionalism, and thoroughness in her approach and services. She went above and beyond expectations and was always willing to spend the extra time to make sure everything was fully understood and answer any questions. I feel 100% comfortable recommending Christine and her services to my family and friends.
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Posted by Gregg | April 11, 2022
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Excellent Service
Christine was great to work with to revise our family trust and estate plan! She was professional in every way and careful to cover every detail. My wife and I are glad we had the opportunity to work with Christine!
Posted by Tammy | February 8, 2022
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A kind-hearted professional
As a genuinely caring person, Christine understood my situation and remained very patient with my timeframe. Christine and her staff were thorough and wonderful to work with.
Posted by Cristina | May 3, 2021
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Excellent Estate Lawyer
I would highly recommend Christine Padilla. I had a relatively unusual estate situation. Christine explained clearly all the options available to me and helped me make the best choice to save money and time. She was sensitive to family dynamics and also dealt successfully with another estate planning firm that was involved in the case. I felt Christine always acted in my best interest and helped me to navigate the legal process as well as the numerous decisions that had to be made along the way. She conducted herself with a high level of professionalism, competency and integrity. She communicated in a timely manner and was always responsive to emails and phone calls. It was a pleasure working with her and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Dennis H | December 20, 2020
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A Very Personable Attorney
Estate planning is a deeply personal exercise that needs to fit into what can be a bewildering legal framework. Christine guided us through the process in a way that helped to simplify the decisions we needed to make and made it easier for us to understand the finished planning documents. She was an absolute pleasure to deal with and I wholeheartedly recommend her firm.
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Posted by Dennis W. | November 16, 2020
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Estate Planning
Due to Covid19, my wife and I decided to make sure all of our financial affairs where in order. Christine and her staff were very understanding of our scenario and acted to help us get everything secured in the event that something occurred to either of us. Christine and her team were very accommodating and understanding throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend.
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Posted by Sung | August 3, 2020
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My Hero
As my 3rd attorney I felt the most comfortable with her. Although I may have repeated myself, she was there to hold my hand and walk me through this very long process. Her thoroughness with all my concerns and her inability to back down makes her an asset to anyone who is in search of an attorney.
Response from Christine Padilla August 25, 2020
I truly enjoyed getting to know you and I'm thankful we were finally able to resolve your matter! I wish you the very best going forward.
Posted by Michelle | June 9, 2020
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Fabulous Estate Planning Lawyer
Christine is fabulous! She is very thorough and so easy to work with. She reviewed our current trust and provided great changes to to our previous document. She was able to do such a quick around for us as we were heading out of the country, which we were so grateful for as it eased our minds.
Posted by Maria | February 3, 2020
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Estate Planning
If you are looking for help in establishing a trust and an estate plan, I highly recommend Christine Padilla. Christine takes the time to understand your needs, helps translate the laws in a meaningful practical way, and talks through your options so you can feel satisfied and confident with the decisions you make that get reflected on the plans Christine made the journey easy and comfortable and eliminated the anxiety I had before this process. Cost-wise, she offers a competitive and reasonable price point. Thank you Christine!
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Posted by Peter | December 24, 2019
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Great professional service
I was looking for a local experienced attorney for establishing a Living Trust and found excellent reports on Yelp for Chyrinstine Padilla. I had a great experience working with Christine. She was available, listing carefully to my needs, provided great advice and got the entire process completed in a very timely matter, which was important to me. Thanks Christine!
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Posted by Jody | August 6, 2019
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Jody Pinchin
Christine Padilla is amazing!! When I lost my husband, I was distraught and distracted! She kept me on track and was sensitive to my emotional state. I can’t recommend her enough!
Posted by Mark | July 15, 2019
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Estate Planning
After years of putting it off, we worked with Christine on putting an estate plan together. Should have done it sooner! She was excellent to work with – professional, efficient, and understanding. Had some great suggestions and walked us through each step of the process. Would absolutely recommend.
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Christine was responsive to our needs, explained things clearly and delivered the required documents in a timely manner, exceeding our expectations.
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Christine Padilla
  • 2017 - Present

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • California State University, San Diego
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001
  • San Diego State Univ
  • N/A

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
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  • San Diego Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding New Lawyer Award
  • San Diego Defense Lawyers
  • 2007

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Estate planning Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Family member
"I have watched Christine work through several unique and challenging estate planning situations and she handles each with integrity and compassion. Would highly recommend to anyone with an estate, will or probate issue."
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Encinitas Estate planning Lawyer Christine Michelle Padilla
Christine Michelle Padilla
Estate planning Attorney
Encinitas, CA
Licensed for 18 years