East Bay Estate Planning Attorney

East Bay Trusts and Estates Lawyers

Comprehensive Estate Planning for You and Your Family

The Tavare Law Group, with offices located in Hayward and Oakland, serves all of your estate planning and administration,trusts, elder law, asset protection, will drafting, power of attorney, and health care directive needs. We take the time to sit down with you and understand your individual needs, and we take care to ensure that you and your loved ones have a safe, secure future in accordance with your particular vision.
Founded by award-winning attorney Melanie Tavare, we are a small, family-owned, client-focused firm with the experience you need to ensure that your assets are protected and your family and loved ones are provided for as you see fit. We have countless bay area residents prepare their estate plans and have handled many estate law cases, as well. Contact us today to find out more.

Estate Planning

We know how important it is for you to protect your family from probate and estate taxes. Our Hayward Bay Area Estate Planning firm help you plan ahead so that you can avoid these unnecessary costs through smart, effective estate planning..


An experienced Hayward estate planning law firm can help you prepare important estate planning documents, such as a living trust, allowing you to securely transfer property to whomever you wish.

Elder Law

Seniors must also ensure that they are protected in terms of their health and assets. We provide that counseling to you and your family so that all of your loved ones are well provided for.

Power of Attorney

Many find themselves in a position in which they need to designate someone else to act on their behalf when it comes to important financial and other decisions. In the state of California, there is both a “principal” (the person who executes the power of attorney document), and the “agent” (the individual who acts on behalf of the principal), all of which your estate planning attorney can help you establish.

Special Needs Trusts

If a family member has special needs, you may need to establish a particular type of special needs trust in order to ensure that he or she is cared for when you are gone.


A conservatorship involves a judge establishing an individual or organization to care for someone else when he or she cannot care for him or herself and/or manage his or her own finances.

Last Will and Testament

Setting up a last will and testament is important in order to ensure that your property is distributed as you see fit upon your death. This allows you to leave your assets to your spouse, partner, children, friends, relatives, organizations, and/or others; it even allows you to make plans for your pets.

Health Care Directives

Health care directives are established for a variety of reasons; for example, if an individual is no longer able to make health care-related decisions for him or herself, or even if there are disagreements within the family on how healthcare should be handled for that individual, and the individual wants to leave that decision-making up to a particular person, etc. You ultimately have the right to make your own decisions when it comes to your health care, and that includes naming someone else to make those decisions for you.

Find Out More

To find out more about our estate planning services and practice areas, contact us today. You can also learn more about attorney Melanie Tavare here.