LAW OFFICE OF SANDRA BONDS HICKEY

p. 760.729.2327
f. 760.720.1043
580 Beech Avenue Suite C
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Photographed from Coronado Island looking towards downtown San Diego.

At the Law Office of Sandra Bonds Hickey, we focus on estate plannings, probate proceedings, conservatorships, and related practice areas. Our geographic focus includes Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, and San Diego County.  We help clients plan for the future, preserve their wealth against the high cost of long-term care and onerous estate taxes, provide for the future of their loved ones, and protect inheritances they have received (or are about to receive).

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about how we can help you accomplish these and other goals. Click on Bio to see our approach to the practice of law and information about Sandra Bonds Hickey. Go to the  Services section of the site for an introduction to estate planning, as well as recent developments in the law that can impact your financial well-being.

Or better yet, contact us for an initial consultation. We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and discuss how we can design a customized plan capable of addressing your concerns and achieving your goals.

 

GENERAL ESTATE PLANNING INTRODUCTION

Estate planning involves planning for incapacity as well as for death. At the core of most estate plans is a revocable living trust. Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives prove invaluable in the event of your incapacity by providing others the authorization and means to make the necessary day-to-day decisions of life without having to resort to a costly and time-consuming conservatorship.

In the event of death, other documents are required to manage and ultimately to distribute the assets in your estate. These documents usually take one of two forms: 1) a revocable living trust or 2) a will. Both documents direct the distribution of your property according to your wishes, but the benefits of each must be considered in light of individual circumstances.

 

Plan For Your Future

When planning for you and your family’s future, there are bound to be challenging questions. We will help you answer those questions and create a plan that ensures your loved ones’ welfare for the many tomorrows to come.

Throughout our estate planning process, we endeavor to be as efficient as possible and put a premium on clarity so that you have a thorough understanding of your decisions and the impact they will have on your estate. Moreover, we provide you peace of mind with the knowledge that your family’s future is secure.

Todos nuestros servicios son disponibles en Español.