Wills, Trusts, &
Estate Planning


The McGovern Law Group provides personalized, client-focused estate planning services in La Mesa, CA and Greater San Diego.

We help clients preserve their legacy, keep their family out of court, and live with peace of mind.
Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Estate Planning Attorney Sam McGovern

Sam McGovern is an estate planning attorney in La Mesa, CA serving clients in East County and Greater San Diego. Sam's unique background as a police officer, working in litigation, and working in the court system lends itself to helping clients avoid conflict and legal problems.
About Us
McGovern Law Group has been recognized as one of the best estate planning attorneys in San Diego
McGovern Law Group is a member of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce
McGovern Law Group is a proud member of the WealthCounsel estate planning attorney network
''I would like to highly recommend Attorney Sam McGovern. He did our living trust and estate planning, and he was awesome. He listened to our needs and was extremely knowledgeable.''
Debbie K. Five-Star Google Review
''Never really heard of clients commenting on how much their lawyer cared and was so attentive until Sam McGovern. I cannot recommend them enough.''
LaToya Z. Five-Star Google Review
''Sam is a wealth of knowledge and has helped me with my estate planning. He took the time to work through the different options and answered all my questions. which there were a lot! Thank you McGovern Law Group!''
Greg K. Five-Star Google Review
''I have been so lucky to have found The McGovern Law Group. They are professional and quick to respond to their clients. You will be in great hands with them. Sam has been extremely helpful in explaining everything to me and answering my millions of questions.''
Amanda M. Five-Star Google Review
''I had a question about Trusts, and went to Sam McGovern for answers. I found him to be informed, professional and friendly. I highly recommend his firm.''
Jose A. Five-Star Google Review

Your Estate Planning Questions Answered

Most people have questions when it comes time to create an estate plan. We're here to explain the process and make sure you understand your plan.
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What is an Estate Plan?

An estate plan is a combination of legal instruments that sets out instructions for handling property after the owner passes away or becomes incapacitated. Estate plans address important tax implications of property transfers, how property is distributed, and how it should be used.


What is a Trust?

Living trusts are legal instruments used in estate planning for the broad purpose of keeping families out of probate court after a loved one passes away. Trusts are like a contract between people serving in three separate job descriptions: Grantor, Trustee, and Beneficiary.


What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?

Most people know what a will is and that it’s important to have one. However, what most people in California don’t realize is that for most people who own property, a will is not enough to keep that property out of court when they pass away.


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9340 Fuerte Drive Ste. 302B
La Mesa, CA 91941
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