Amber responded almost instantly
I contacted Amber a few weeks ago to update my living trust and will before leaving on a long international trip. I had a real sense of urgency to get this done but had procrastinated so long, I was sure it couldn’t get done in a week. Amber responded almost instantly. She immediately grasped the urgency and committed to getting the will and trust set up prior to my departure. The quickness of her response while maintaining a strong attention to detail was impressive. More so was the compassion, interest and care she demonstrated in providing assurance to me that my beneficiaries would have every chance to have the most efficient resolution to my estate in the event I passed or became incapacitated. So, in less than a week I had the comfort of knowing my affairs were in good order and perfectly reflect my wishes. Needless to say, I was ready to fully enjoy the trip! She exceeded my expectations.
Amber far exceeded our expectations
My husband and I had no background experience with the reason we needed an attorney, so we needed to feel extremely confident that Amber would help us through the whole procedure. Amber far exceeded our expectations from the moment we were first contacted all the way to the end. I will highly recommend using ARAG and especially Amber Griffiths to my colleagues at Autodesk. When I no longer work for Autodesk, I will continue to use her on our own accord.
We were able to benefit from Ms. Griffiths’ guidance
My wife and I recently completed a restatement of our Family Revocable Trust Agreement. We were guided through the process by ARAG Attorney Amber Griffiths. At the outset, my wife and I thought we would simply amend our then-existing Trust. But during our initial meeting with Ms. Griffiths, she explained to us that there would be distinct advantages for us to restate the Trust, not simply amend it. In doing so, we would be able to take advantage of changes in California estate law that came into effect after our Trust was first written. Rather than pushing us onto this route, however, Ms. Griffiths took an educational approach, gave us much of the information we needed to make an informed decision, and left it to us to decide. After consideration, and some follow-up questions of Ms. Griffiths, we decided to follow her advice and undertook the restatement of our Trust.
Because my wife and I had already attended the birth of our original Trust, we had a substantial head start on the task. Restating it was not arduous. But more importantly, we were able to benefit from Ms. Griffiths’ guidance, based on her expertise and experience. She is a thorough and patient teacher with superb interpersonal skills, and her diligence and unrelenting forward momentum kept the process moving. In remarkably short order, not only was the restated Trust drafted, but new, closely related ancillary documents, such as Powers of Attorney, Pour-over Wills, and Advance Healthcare Directives, were as well. For estate law matters we recommend Amber Griffiths without reservation. We can’t thank her enough. She has earned a perch in our small, elite pantheon of invaluable gurus, guides and mentors.
Amber has given us a path forward
Amber Griffiths is extremely professional, competent and cordial in our dealings with her. In each meeting, Amber took the time to explain various available options and the legal advice provided was comprehensive and understandable as she broke things down into layman’s language. Amber has given us a path forward to deal with unexpected and/or inevitable life circumstances and a means to provide a lasting legacy for our four children. We plan on continuing to use Amber for future estate planning needs. Couldn’t be more pleased with the legal services received to date.
“I consulted Ms. Griffiths concerning accessing resources for my aging mother. She was extremely helpful and professional in guiding us to the appropriate individuals and agencies. She was tenacious and relentless in researching options for us. Her advice and counsel resulted in our receiving benefits for my mother that we would’ve not had access to without her expertise. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”
“For being such a wonderfully competent, delightful and joyous presence in the world, Amber. It was so generous of you to share your time, yourself, your empathy and your knowledge of where to go from here in terms of the care and support we want and need to be for ‘mom.’
We know it will probably be a detailed, step at a time journey as we sort through options but having your support and friendship is invaluable — we can’t wait to see your new office and have you draw up our trust!!!”
Wills and Trusts
“Amber helped me tremendously during a very difficult and stressful time. Her expertise and professionalism put me at ease and I felt completely comfortable thanks to her legal recommendations.”
“Ms. Griffiths demonstrated skill and tenacity as we worked through estate issues after the deaths of my mother and brother. The level of knowledge and confidence she displayed was reassuring, and her compassionate manner made a difficult time much easier for me.”
Amber Griffiths is very accommodating, very knowledgeable, has a great personality, and is so helpful. Going out of her way to work with us and within the timeframe we requested. In our opinion, she is absolutely great.
Amber Griffiths was very easy to talk to
Amber Griffiths was very easy to talk to and she understood the specific wishes that I wanted in drafting my trust. She gave great advice, was easy to get ahold of as well timely with her correspondence.