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A forest of deep rooted trees | Riordan Sykes McFadden P.C. | San Francisco CA

Estate Planning

We help families like yours establish and maintain a legacy for generations to come. We focus on crafting a comprehensive estate plan that not only protects your assets but also ensures that your family is taken care of in the event of your incapacity or death. 


Establishing a revocable living trust can help give individuals peace of mind when considering their estate planning. By creating a trust, individuals can transfer ownership of their property to the trust, maintaining control over their assets throughout their lifetime. This type of trust can also provide privacy, as the terms of the trust are not a matter of public record. If you’re interested in creating a revocable living trust, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.


The nomination of a guardian is a crucial aspect of estate planning, especially for parents with young children. At Riordan Sykes McFadden, P.C., we have extensive experience in the area of trust and probate law and can help ensure that your children are protected in the event of your passing. We take great care to provide individualized guidance and support to each client as they navigate this complex process. 


Riordan Sykes McFadden, P.C. understands the legal complexities surrounding California HIPAA Authorization and can work with you to navigate this important aspect of estate planning. Whether you need help setting up your estate plan or need guidance on how to manage your loved one's medical records, our experienced team of attorneys is here to provide you with the personalized solutions you need. Contact us today to learn more.


Without proper estate planning, assets can be distributed in a way that does not align with the individual's wishes. A Pour-Over Will is an essential element of a comprehensive estate plan as it ensures that any assets not already titled in the trust will be transferred to it upon the individual's death. This can prevent costly probate proceedings and ensure that assets are distributed according to the individual's intended wishes. At Riordan Sykes McFadden, P.C., our legal team can help you create a Pour-Over Will that meets your specific needs and helps you plan for the future.


Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to assign someone to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf, should you become unable to do so. At Riordan Sykes McFadden, P.C., we specialize in estate planning, including the use of Durable Power of Attorney to ensure that your financial affairs are handled according to your wishes. Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of Trust and probate law and can help you prepare for the unexpected and plan for your future with peace of mind.


An Advance Healthcare Directive is a legal document that allows you to specify your healthcare preferences in advance, in case you become unable to make medical decisions for yourself. This document covers many different areas, including preferences for end-of-life care, resuscitation efforts, and other medical procedures. At Riordan Sykes McFadden, P.C., we can guide you through the process of creating an Advance Healthcare Directive, ensuring that all of your wishes are clearly stated.

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