Proper Planning Now To Avoid Problems Later

The attorneys at Sakamoto & Ruelas, APC, are experienced in all aspects of trusts and estates. With over 20 years of combined experience focused on estate planning and property law we know estate planning. We understand all too well how poor planning or no planning often leads to misunderstandings and even litigation later. Call our office and set up a meeting with a lawyer to find out how we can work with you to craft a clear and uncomplicated plan that is tailored to your specific circumstances and wishes. A clear will and a straightforward trust are two ways to ensure that your family understands your wishes. A well-crafted plan can also help your estate avoid taxes and probate.

Our Practice Areas

Orange County Trust & Estate Attorneys

Estate Planning

Probate

Trust
Administration

Estate Planning
For The
Whole Family

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The Best Time To Plan Is Now.
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At Sakamoto & Ruelas, APC

Now is the best time to ensure that you, your spouse and your parents all understand what will happen should the unexpected happen. Creating intergenerational estate plans ensure that the entire family understands what the plan and what assets are included in the estate. At Sakamoto & Ruelas, APC our focus is ensuring that your estate is secure, protected and distributed as you desire. Creating a comprehensive and clear plan now can save your family headaches, arguments and costly litigation later. Planning now brings your family together and keeps the family together later.

The Most Important Plan

An estate plan is about making sure your loved ones are taken care of. Many people think that an estate plan is only for the extremely wealthy. This could not be further from the truth. An estate plan is for you if you have any of the following:

  • A Steady Income
  • A Home
  • A Spouse or Partner
  • Children
  • Separate Property
  • A Blended Family

There is no better time to plan for the future than right now. The best way to plan for the future for your loved ones is to create an unambiguous will and an uncomplicated trust. Having these will not only put your mind at ease now but will also ensure that your family is protected later. A well-crafted will can ensure that your true wishes are carried through, just as you planned.

What Our Clients Say

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some general answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions we receive from our clients. Keep in
mind, each situation is unique so the answer here may not apply to your unique circumstances.

What Is The Difference Between A Will And A Trust?

People often confuse a Will and a Trust because they can be very similar. After all, they both describe who you want to handle your affairs and how to distribute your assets when you pass away. The main difference is that if you only have a written Will, then likely the process of officially determining who handles your affairs and how property passes goes through the Probate Court system. Going through the Court can often take a long time and be very expensive,

Do I Even Have An “Estate”?

People often confuse a Will and a Trust because they can be very similar. After all, they both describe who you want to handle your affairs and how to distribute your assets when you pass away. The main difference is that if you only have a written Will, then likely the process of officially determining who handles your affairs and how property passes goes through the Probate Court system. Going through the Court can often take a long time and be very expensive,

Will My Estate Go Through Probate?

People often confuse a Will and a Trust because they can be very similar. After all, they both describe who you want to handle your affairs and how to distribute your assets when you pass away. The main difference is that if you only have a written Will, then likely the process of officially determining who handles your affairs and how property passes goes through the Probate Court system. Going through the Court can often take a long time and be very expensive,

Do I Need A Trust?

People often confuse a Will and a Trust because they can be very similar. After all, they both describe who you want to handle your affairs and how to distribute your assets when you pass away. The main difference is that if you only have a written Will, then likely the process of officially determining who handles your affairs and how property passes goes through the Probate Court system. Going through the Court can often take a long time and be very expensive,

Meet The Attorneys

At Sakamoto & Ruelas, APC

Sophia Kim Sakamoto

Partner

Sophia Kim Sakamoto, Esq. is a Partner at Sakamoto & Ruelas, APC, and has over 15+ years of extensive experience in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration.

Stephanie L. Ruelas

Partner

Stephanie L. Ruelas, Esq. is a Partner at Sakamoto & Ruelas, APC. Ms. Ruelas is passionate about probate law and helping families navigate the often-complex laws that surround it.

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Buena Park Office
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8081 Stanton Avenue
Suite 306
Buena Park, CA 90620
Phone: (714) 994-4900

Mission Viejo Office
27281 Las Ramblas
Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: (714) 994-4900