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OUR

Mission

We are an African American mother-daughter estate planning law firm using all the tools at our disposal to close the information gap that keeps families from leveraging and protecting assets to create generational wealth. 

We are on a quest to normalize the idea of black, latinx and LGBTQ families using trusts to build generational wealth. 

We serve all families, with special attention to the unique needs of Black, Brown and LGBTQ families.

A mother daughter team

We have recognized an alarming trend in our community where hard won assets are being lost or seriously diminished at the generational transfer. As we looked for the reasons why, we discovered this was happening largely because people just didn't know what they didn't know. 

We were surprised to learn how few of our peers were paying attention to the many ways not having their affairs in order could impact their lives and the lives of their families. So, together we have committed to share this information as widely as possible. 

Comprehensive estate planning gives individuals and families the ability to use their assets to leverage opportunity for generations...the kinds of opportunities that can completely change a family's wealth trajectory. 

We started Wood Legal Group, LLP to have a way to reach as many people as possible about using the tools available through the law of estates and trusts to both plan ahead for the curves life can throw, and to remain in control of the transfer of their family's wealth.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

COMPREHENSIVE ESTATE PLANNING

COMPETENCE YOU CAN COUNT ON

As members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (AAEPA) we have committed to staying on the cutting edge of our areas of practice. 

TRUST ADMINISTRATION

HERE FOR YOU

Trust Administration is a process triggered by the death of a loved one. Our team is here to guide the family through these steps.

CHILD GUARDIANSHIP PLANNING

PROTECTING YOUR CHILDREN

Wood Legal Group, LLP has an experienced team ready to show you how to ensure your minor children are protected in the event the unimaginable happens.

PROBATE LITIGATION

PROVEN SUCCESS

Probate comes into play when a relative dies without an estate plan in place. They may have left a will, or they may have died “intestate” (without a will). 

NOT YOUR AVERAGE LEGAL TEAM!

Our team works around the clock to demystify estates and trusts and to make clear how you and your family will benefit from professional estate planning. 

You can be confident that we will understand your needs and honor your family's unique story.

The Wood Legal Group, LLP are fantastic. I learned so much about estate planning for my family and I. The information they share is priceless and their professionalism is second to none. If you are not based in the DMV or California, they can even refer you to an estate attorney in your state. Portia Wood is a rock star!

 

Her knowledge is endless. It is essential that we all have an estate plan. You know what they say....failing to plan, is planning to fail. Thank you so much Wood Legal Group for helping us protect our generational wealth!

Martinique Ardell

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