Practice Areas

Our Practice Areas

AHAVA Law provides services in five key areas. Due to our commitment to family and quality service, the firm limits the number of open cases in each service area. Attorney hourly rates range from $250 -$350 per hour, with special rates for veterans and service members.

Estate Planning

For those who like to be prepared. AHAVA Law will provide unbundled flat fee estate plan services. Limited to five per month at the same stage of completion. Fees are determined upon consultation with attorney and client based on a fee schedule. Fees start at $600 for a “Boot Camp/College/Individual Emergency Plan” and increase from there based on various complexity factors. Each estate plan is tailored to the specific situation, needs and desires of the client.

Additional Considerations for Professionals: It is of key importance that professionals (such as attorneys and physicians) have an appropriate professional succession plan. Most do not. As part of the estate planning package, SMF educates professional clients on these requirements and the importance of completing such documents. SMF provides the resource (i.e. State Bar Website) at no cost. There is also the option for SMF complete the Practice Agreements as an add on to the flat fee estate plan.

Trust Administration

For those who have planned, AHAVA Law will provide affordable administration services. Limited to three cases per month at the same stage of completion. Services are provided according to the clients’ comfort levels and desires. AHAVA Law can provide as little as a consultation guidance and overview, to complete administration services. Trust Administration fees will be billed hourly on an evergreen retainer. The initial replenishable deposit for an uncontested estate administration is $5,000.

Trust Litigation

For contested and/or poorly drafted plans. Limited to two cases per year. Minimum initial replenishable deposit is $10,000.

Conservatorship

For those who fail to plan, plan poorly, or simply need additional protections. Limited to one case per month at the same stage of completion. Initial replenishable deposit for an uncontested matter is $5,000, and $10,000 for a contested matter, plus costs. Fees are paid by the proposed conservator, with possibly of recovery from proposed conservatee with Judge’s approval.

Probate

For those who failed to plan, we help navigate the complex probate system. Limited two estates per month at the same stage of administrtation. Attorney Fees will be according to Probate Code fee schedule (costs paid upfront, but attorney’s fees upon final distribution). Initial costs to be determined by place of death as the cost to publish varies greatly based on geographic affiliation. Estimate average initial costs are $1,500 - $5,000.