Planning for life…with your love!®


For those who like to be prepared. AHAVA Law will provide unbundled flat fee estate plan services. Fees are determined upon consultation with attorney and client based on a fee schedule.

Trust Administration

For those who have planned, AHAVA Law will provide affordable administration services. Services are provided according to the clients’ comfort levels and desires.


For those whose plans failed, or who were unable to plan, we help navigate the complex probate court process.

About AHAVA Law

AHAVA Law is a boutique law firm that provides probate and estate services to families and individuals. AHAVA Law partners with clients to manage life’s risks from a personal and legal perspective.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Sheila-Marie Finkelstein is a compassionate, extremely knowledgeable attorney who genuinely cares about the well-being of her clients. I would whole-heartedly recommend her.

Sharon Anderson

My business specializes in Probate & Trust real estate. I have dealt with many attorneys and Sheila-Marie stands out as one of the hardest working! Her commitment to not only her clients but also mentoring other young attorneys is what sets her apart. She has the process, procedures and legal expertise to offer her clients the highest level of service. I give Sheila-Marie my highest recommendation and look forward to our continued relationship with her firm.

Jason Salata

Trust Properties USA

Sheila-Marie and I worked together on a number of probate real estate litigations. She made multiple appearances in the LA and Orange County courts and achieved excellent results during oral argument. In fact, she achieved results that seemed impossible and against all odds. I attribute her success to her everlasting perseverance and fearless approach. Now, she is an excellent guide and mentor to me in the areas of Trust and Estate Planning. I look forward to working with her in the future and never hesitate to refer her clients.

Tara Burd

Probate, Trust and Business Litigator

My Grandmother took ill very suddenly, and did not have her affairs in order. Sheila-Marie Finkelstein came very highly recommended, in my personal circle. She was willing to come all the way from Irvine to visit my grandmother. First time in her home in Rancho Palos Verdes and the second time in the hospital in Torrance. At the hospital she went over all the paperwork with my grandmother, and always with a big smile on her face. Sheila-Marie Finkelstein is not just a lawyer. Since my grandmother's passing the family has had no unexpected legal issues dealing with my grandma's Estate. The Trust, Will and other documents Finkelstein provided my grandmother to leave behind have been invaluable. She saved my grandma's estate.



I've known Sheila-Marie since the early days of law school, through bar review, and on through a few years of practice. She's caring, brilliant, and does her absolute best on every matter she handles. She's at the top of my referral list, not just because she's a dear friend, but because she's an excellent attorney as well.

William Peacock

Estate Planning Attorney

For Our Clients


AHAVA Law assists families and individuals seeking guidance through the burdensome and complex probate system. I work directly with individuals and families to understand their goals and wishes and develop strategic solutions to meet their needs.


No two estate plans, administrations, or probate proceedings are the same. People need our services because they love someone. We honor that love and treat each client as the important individual that they are, and not just a number on the bottom line.