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Step 1: Free 15 Min Intro call

In our quick 15 minute call, we will discuss your needs and see if we are the right fit for you.


Step 2: Meet & Strategize

We strategize and develop a clear plan that meets your current life situation and goals.


Step 3: Sign & Relax

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The State of Your Estate: Comprehensive analysis of your Assets, Insurances, and Retirement Plans.

The first step to creating a sound estate plan is understanding your unique personal situation. The State of Your Estate is a comprehensive analysis of what makes up your estate and how it is being held. When considering personal property, real estate, retirement plans, and insurance, your estate may be larger than you might think. The State of your Estate is the launching point to creating the plan that best meets your goals.
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The Family First: Family Focused Estate Plans

Few things are as universal as a parent’s desire to protect and provide for their family. But what if you suddenly died or became incapacitated? A Family First Estate Plan will reduce the chaos of a sudden tragedy and decrease potential conflicts that can arise among family members during an emotional and stressful time. Ask yourself the following questions: Do you want your family fighting over your possessions? Who would have custody of your minor children? Does your child have special needs that must be met? Do you have children from a previous marriage? How would property be held and controlled for a minor? Would a sudden large sum of money given to your child be a blessing or a curse? Family First Estate Plans focus on addressing these concerns by creating clear plans for the benefit and protection of your family when you are no longer able to physically provide that protection yourself.
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Serving Those that Serve: Public Safety & Military Estate Plans

One mission of ARK Law is to create peace of mind for public safety members so they can focus on the task at hand. Whether you are serving a warrant or fighting a fire, the thought of what would happen to your family if something went wrong should not be a concern. Unfortunately, the high risk of incapacitation, high divorce rates, and blended family situations create unique family scenarios. These unique scenarios require specific planning to ensure your wishes are known and respected. As a Military Veteran of the United States Navy, ARK Law Attorney Christopher Torres is passionate about protecting the livelihoods of those who continue to serve and protect our communities.
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The Estate Plan Check-Up

An Estate Plan is not a “set it and forget it” plan. As your life changes, so should your estate plan. You should be reviewing your estate every 3 to 5 years. The review may reveal a need to update your will or trust. We can draft valid supplements and trust amendments that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
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The Estate Growth Goal Plan

78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. 66% of Americans would struggle to pay for a $1,000 emergency. 7 out of 10 couples do not budget consistently. The Estate Growth Goal Plan provides one-on-one financial coaching geared toward increasing your assets through financial goal setting and budgeting.
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Why plan now?

We can help provide that peace of mind by drafting a clear plan that meets your goals and saves your family the cost and time associated with probate.

Why plan with ARK?

  • Comprehensive Solutions

    We offer a variety of services to address your unique personal situations. Either by drafting trusts or medical directives, ARK Law provides customized solutions that protect your assets, minimize tax liabilities, and create peace of mind that your plan is in place.

  • Personalized Client Approach

    Estate planning can be an emotional process and requires a delicate touch. ARK Law is dedicated to taking the time to listen to your goals and concerns and develop a customized strategy that aligns with your specific circumstances with compassion, transparency, and clear communication. ARK Law will provide you with dedicated support and the confidence needed to ensure peace of mind throughout the estate planning process.

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Veteran Owned Firm

Christopher J. Torres, Esq.

ARK Law, Founder & Attorney

Christopher J. Torres, ARK Law Founder and Attorney, is passionate about helping people build strong foundations and structures for their future. As a father of three energy-filled daughters, he understands the desire to protect your family’s future.
Prior to Founding ARK Law, Christopher was an associate attorney with the Ferrone & Ferrone Law Group. There, he successfully represented Public Safety Officers facing internal affairs investigations. Through helping hundreds of clients deal with the fear and stress of unexpected situations, Christopher saw the real-life need for having a plan in place to protect your life’s work and family’s future.
Prior to his legal career, Christopher served in the U.S. Naval Special Forces as a U.S. Navy Diver. During his years as a Diver, Christopher served on both the east and west coasts with duties deemed in the interest of national security. Christopher received recognition for his work in training and preparing team members for success in the world’s most dangerous and high stress environments. Christopher is dedicated to serving those that continue to serve the country and our communities.
Christopher earned his law degree from California Western School of Law, San Diego, with a concentration in labor and employment law. While at California Western, Christopher interned for both the Chula Vista City Attorney’s Office and the Community Law Project providing sustainable and competent legal services to low-income and indigent members of the local community. He graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 2005.
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Estate Planning Resources

What is a living trust?

A living trust is a legal document that dictates who you wish to manage and distribute your assests if you become unable to do so. Additionally, it allows you state who receives your assests when you eventually pass away. Once a living trust is establised, ownership of your assets is transfered to the trust but you remain in control of those assets. Assets in the trust can then be managed and distributed without the need and avoiding the costs associated with the probate court process.

The Cost of Probate In CA?

In California, California Probate Code §10800 & 10810 dictate the costs associated with Probate including Probate Attorney fees and Executor commissions which are determined by and are based on the gross value of the estate.