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Tseng Law Firm
1808 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 835-3090

https://tsenglawfirm.com

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Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning

    Estate planning is the process of considering, and creating a plan that allows you to control your property while you are alive, provide for yourself and loved ones if you become disabled, and distribute assets efficiently and effectively (i.e., you give what you have to whom you want, the way you want, and when you want).Every person has different estate planning needs and goals. While some may be concerned about distribution of assets, others may be focused on providing for their minor children. Some families may require disability planning, special needs planning, or long term care.
  • Asset Protection

    Your assets are your hard-earned accomplishments, which you have accumulated during your lifetime. These may include real estate, bank accounts, savings, retirement plans, life insurance, stocks, bonds, business interest, and personal property.We live in a highly litigious society, in which even frivolous lawsuits are expensive, timely, and stressful to deal with. Naturally, asset protection has become a common concern. Creditors, lawsuits, divorce and identity theft are common issues today. You may be a business owner who is susceptible to being sued for negligence or malpractice. Or your child may be in a bad marriage, in which case you want to protect your child’s inheritance in the event of divorce. Or you may want to protect your grandchildren to ensure that they receive their inheritances if your child passes away and your son-in-law or daughter-in-law remarries. Even if creditors and predators are only a potential concern, they can easily become a serious concern.
  • Probate

    In California, probate is the process by which the Court oversees the administration of the estate of a person who has died with assets that exceed $150,000 with no trust or beneficiary designations. Assets such as retirement accounts, life insurance benefits, and pension funds — which are transferred to the beneficiary by contract — are not subject to probate. Probate serves to ensure that the estate is valued impartially, that debts and bills owed by the estate are paid, and that the estate is distributed in accordance with the decedent’s wishes.
  • Trust Administration

    Trust administration is the process of distributing a person’s assets according to their wishes after they are gone. One of the advantages for creating a living trust is to avoid the expense and hassle of probate upon death. The administration of a trust is far easier and less expensive than probate. However, trustees are held to high legal standards and must follow certain procedures to safeguard effective administration while complying with California law.

Testimonials

a month ago
I cannot recommend Sabrina and her team enough. She was very friendly and approachable as well as patient with explaining all the legal terms that go with drafting a trust. She made us feel comfortable at once and covered situations we weren't even considering! We are very happy with her services and will definitely seek for her help again in the future. If you want to feel like a responsible adult, do yourself a favor and book an appointment with Sabrina Tseng. She will make everything feel like a breeze! =)
- Marcela L
3 years ago
Heather Reynolds is a compassionate extremely thorough and competent real estate attorney. I recommend her services to anyone especially young families who are planning their estate or trust.
- Lisa C
3 years ago
Heather is amazing. Professional, expert, compassionate, a great communicator, inspiring....the list goes on. Highly, highly recommend!! Everyone needs estate planning, and Heather has several options that make the process easy and accessible.
- Nancy R

About us

At Tseng Law Firm, we want to be your guide in helping you secure your essential estate planning needs.  We are dedicated to educating and counseling you on your planning options that address all your unique needs and concerns.  

Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind that you, your loved ones and property will be protected during your lifetime and afterwards.Estate planning can be confusing and overwhelming, which is why we strive to walk you through the estate planning process with a highly personalized approach.  We get to know you, and what is important to you.  This allows us to work with you in creating a successful estate plan that is consistent with your personal outlooks on family, money, health, and values, and makes you feel more prepared for the future.  

We want to help you understand, complete, and follow through on the estate planning process, while making it beneficial and satisfactory, as this is an investment for your future.Contact us via telephone (510-835-3090) or just e-mail us if that’s more convenient (info@tsenglawfirm.com) to schedule a complimentary initial consultation, and find out more about how we can help bring you peace of mind.

Our Process

At our complimentary initial 1/2 hour consultation, we will answer your questions and address your concerns regarding your specific estate planning goals and objectives.  Even if you do not quite know exactly what your goals and objectives are, we will help you pinpoint them by discussing with you what is important to you, and what you want to accomplish through such planning.  

We will help you understand what types of planning are available, how the planning works, and what kind of planning is best for your situation.  We will also advise you regarding how much the planning will cost. If you decide to proceed, in the remaining 1.5 hour, we will design the specific details of your estate plan so that it fits your particular needs and situation.At your signing meeting, we will review your estate plan with you, and answer any questions you may have.  You will also execute your estate plan documents at this time.  

The importance of funding your estate plan will be discussed.  Your estate plan documents will be organized in an estate planning portfolio for you.As time passes, change is the one constant and is inevitable in life.  Common changes may include changes in your family, health or finances (including asset ownership), as well as changes in the law.  It is thus important that you have your estate plan reviewed every 2-3 years, or more when appropriate.  We will work with you to keep you estate plan updated and current.

Attorney Profile

Sabrina Tseng is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, having been born in San Francisco, raised in Fremont, and educated at Cal and USF.  Sabrina works closely with both individuals and families in the Bay Area to educate them, and create personalized and comprehensive solutions tailored to meet their individual goals and objectives.  She is dedicated to helping clients develop estate plans to prepare for every stage of life, provide for and protect themselves and their loved ones, plan in case of medical emergencies, plan for their children, and avoid the stress, cost and publicity of probate.

As a member of WealthCounsel, a national organization of estate planning attorneys, Sabrina has access to the most current legal strategies, tools and education available to best serve her clients’ planning needs.  Sabrina has been practicing law since 2004, and her legal background includes representing individuals, employers, and insurance companies in various litigation matters, including workers’ compensation, employment, and property, at boutique and national law firms.  

She is also a volunteer attorney at the Pro Bono Legal Clinic in Oakland sponsored by Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO)/Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA).

Education:

University of San Francisco School of Law, Juris Doctorate, Public Interest Law Program Certificate; University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science Major, Asian American Studies Minor

Bar Admissions:

State of California, 2004

Court Admissions:

Supreme Court of California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Memberships:

  • State Bar of California
  • Trusts and Estates Section of the State Bar of California
  • East Bay Trust & Estate Lawyers
  • Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • WealthCounsel  

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1808 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
United States

Business Hours

Mon:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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