Estate Planning, Probate and
Living Trust Attorney Los Angeles

Professional and experienced Living Trust Attorney

Living Trust Attorney LA

The Law Office of Helen Paik Austin provides a complete range of Estate Planning services including Living Trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directives, Probate, and Trust Administration.

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Our practice areas

Estate Planning

Estate Planning involves planning for the management of your personal affairs, both financial and medical, in the event of your incapacity, and for the disposition of your assets upon your death.

Living Trusts

A Living Trust is a legal document, created during a person’s lifetime, whereby the person’s property is transferred to the trust and held and administered in accordance with the terms of the trust.


A Will is a legal document that allows you to direct the distribution of your assets, appoint the individual you want to carry out your wishes, and nominate a guardian for minor children.

Power Of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a document that allows you to give another individual the authority to handle your financial affairs on your behalf. A “durable” Power of Attorney remains in effect upon your incapacity.

Advance Health Care Directive

An Advance Health Care Directive (or durable power of attorney for health care) is a document that allows you to appoint another individual to make health care decisions for you when you are no longer able to do so for yourself.


Many people mistakenly believe Probate is a tax. It is not. Probate is a court supervised proceeding where a Judge oversees the administration of a person’s estate.

Trust Administration

Trust Administration refers to the process that occurs when the person who creates the trust (“trustor”) dies. The individual you select as your successor trustee will “administer” the trust, which unlike probate, is done privately and without court supervision.

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Competitive Fees

We look at the law differently

Our client's reviews

Helen is always available and attentive to my needs. She is easy to work with and always makes me feel welcome, which is why I always come to her for any Estate Planning matter I have.
My experience in Helen’s office was excellent. She did my father’s trust and helped me to administer it when he passed. Everything was done quickly and went smoothly. I will be referring many more friends and family members to her office.
Helen Paik Austin and her staff have provided myself and my family quality work in an efficient and affordable manner. Helen Paik Austin has guided us through our Living Trust as well as complicated family Probate when we were left without a Will from a family member. Helen is not only articulate in her attorney duties but caring and responsive to the client wishes. Helen provided us with insight to the legal process and kept us well updated, always having time to discuss each of our concerns. Prompt, courteous, caring, personal service best describes the Law Office of Helen Paik Austin.