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Law Offices of

Heather Reynolds

Quality Estate Planning for California Families

3 Ways to Complete Your Estate Plan

Hire Attorney Heather Reynolds

At the Law Offices of Heather Reynolds, I personally create custom estate plans for a select few California families. After almost 20 years of focusing my law practice on estate planning, probate, and trust administration, I have drafted thousands of family trusts.  See my bio below.

I am passionate about making sure my client wishes are followed and about avoiding the California court system called “probate.”  It’s my job to make the process as easy as possible, so if any barriers stand in your way to completion, we overcome them together. Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind that you, your loved ones and your property will be protected during your lifetime and afterward.

I offer a complimentary consultation to identify what you need, what it may cost and see if we’re a ‘good fit.’  I take on families that work well together and have the ability to meet me online (on the computer screen).

Make your free consultation appointment by clicking the button below.

“Do-it-yourself” Estate Planning

Can’t afford an attorney?  Now you can opt-out of the probate court system by creating your own estate plan! Attorney Heather Reynolds created Your Legacy Lives as an online do-it-yourself resource dedicated to empowering Californians to protect their loved ones by creating their own high-quality wills, trusts, and other important estate planning documents.

Your Legacy Lives was created to overcome the financial barrier to estate planning by sharing the wealth of information surrounding estate planning and empowering families to take control of their personal, medical, and financial decisions. This allows regular people to protect their loved ones and assets in an affordable way if they’re willing to watch the video for each document.  This is not legal advice, of course.

Your Legacy Lives uses the same time-tested templates that Attorney Reynolds has used for herself and her clients for almost 20 years. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed.  If you still need help after drafting your own documents, hire attorney Reynolds for an hour or two and save thousands of dollars.

Luxury Estate Planning in Hawai’i

Imagine a week in paradise to complete your estate plan with plenty of time. Most of us squeeze out a couple of hours on a weekend to quickly find the answers to some of the most important decisions we’ll ever make – who will raise our children if we’re not here, for example.

The quality of your plan depends on the quality of your answers. Imagine what’s possible if you’re not drafting it from fear, but from “how can I contribute?” What if your estate plan was just a continuation of your life’s purpose beyond your physical form?  Sometimes we’re able to accomplish more even AFTER were gone, if we put our mind to it and our heart in it.

I recommend starting your stay with a massage, a day at the beach, and a good night sleep at a local Bed & Breakfast.  Let attorney Heather Reynolds do the heavy lifting – the documents themselves while you enjoy a romantic tropical getaway or a nature adventure.

You’ll leave with an aloha glow and having completed your entire estate plan, and if you own a business, your estate plan is actually “business succession planning” for tax purposes.

Heather Reynolds’ Bio


Heather Reynolds has focused her law career solely on California Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law since she opened her own law firm over 20 years ago. Her two years prior experience as a successful civil rights litigator in Oakland gave her a practical perspective on the benefits of keeping her clients out of court whenever possible. To this day, she remains passionate about her clients’ freedom from government control by helping them avoid probate.

In 2003, she became a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate Law, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

Attorney Heather Reynolds (formerly Heather Tremain) was featured in Forbes Magazine in December 2009, as one of the top 10 providers of legal services in the State of California, as determined by Goldline Research.

By 2016, she had represented thousands of clients and was voted “Best Attorney” in Alameda, California (Alameda Magazine 2016).

Having graduated with honors from Georgetown Law Center in 1998, she spent her final year of law school at Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley, as a visiting scholar where she also made the honors list. She is currently admitted to practice law before the California Superior and Supreme Court as well as the U.S. District Court, Northern District.

Since 2016, when she sold her firm, she spends much of her time on the Big Island of Hawaii, she continues to work with California clients remotely. She particularly enjoys coaching attorneys and Legal Document Assistants with regard to estate planning. Those who have hired her to prepare for the Certified Legal Specialist exam have a 100% pass rate.

Read more about Heather’s work in this Huffington Post article!

Take a look at the Forbes Magazine article.