Your trusted estate planning lawyer.

Empowering your legacy for today and tomorrow, keeping you out of court and out of conflict.

Your Trusted Estate Planning Lawyer In California

Beautiful Life Estate Planning is a law firm that guides you to do the right thing by the people you love now, and will be there for the people you love when you cannot be.

Whether you have a lot of money or a little, keeping your family out of court and out of conflict is our job. We make estate planning easy and effective, and we keep it as affordable as possible.

We guide you to leave a true legacy.

Estate Planning

With our life and legacy planning model, we help you confidently make legal and financial decisions so you know you have a plan to keep everyone you love out of court and out of conflict after you pass.

Kids Protection Planning

We guide you to ensure your kids (and the money you leave behind for them) are taken care of by the people you want, in the way you want — no matter what — without court interference.

Asset Protection Planning

We help you keep everything you have created and earned safe from creditors and other threats to your security, for your family now and for many generations into the future.

"Ashley has been making this difficult decision easy and painless. I didn’t know how I was going to feel about creating a trust fund for my loved ones. She educated my wife and I on why it is so important to take care of your affairs. She has been a blessing. I have lost so many friends and family in such a short time period.  This experience with Ashley has made my mind at ease. I would recommend any of my friends and family to do the same."

Andy L.

"It’s been a very pleasant experience for us to work with Ashley. She is very approachable and detail-minded. Her fees are fair for the big amount of work she has put in. I highly recommend her for your family’s estate planning. To be able to get peace of mind from her services is priceless! Thank you, Ashley!"

Dora M.

"Ashley is a Gem. She made a not-so-fun process of building our family trust fun and easy. She is so knowledgeable and we felt well-guided when preparing our trust for all of the what-ifs. Things you would not think about Ashley thinks about. Ashley spent a lot of time with us and made the process easy to understand in simple terms. She uses a whiteboard to spell it all out and discusses all of your options. She came to our home and made the experience more personal. She listened to our needs and wants and was able to implement everything we wanted in a tidy binder in the end. We now have peace of mind that our family and loved ones are covered and they have very clear direction on what to do when the time comes. It is not easy to sit down and talk about what will happen when you are gone and personally, my husband and I had put it off for far too long. I am so glad we were introduced to Ashley she makes the process not so scary and actually a lot of fun. Thank you Ashley we are so grateful for you and would highly recommend you to our friends and family."

Michelle R.

"Ashley Thompson is excellent at finding that middle ground between efficient legal necessity and compassionate real-life flexibility. She will provide expertise and experience balanced with the spaciousness you need to comfortably complete the process."


Our Unique Promise

How You hire us

We are building relationships, not documents. For that reason, we help you organize your financial life and legacy goals before we get hired, ensuring our work is based on the full picture of what matters most.

What we Protect

The assets most often lost between generations are intangible. Our personalized process ensures everything from your values to your voice are protected during your life and for generations to come.

How We Plan

Every estate plan is unique, driven by your personal relationships and risk factors. We work with you to map out the most likely scenarios for you, and plan for each as life changes.


You will know what you pay and what you are paying for at every step of our relationship. We offer a “no surprise” promise, ensuring transparency so we stay on the same side of the table, every step of the way.

How We Deliver

The majority of estate plans are left unfinished and unsigned. We help you mitigate the biggest risk in legacy planning – procrastination – by making it easy to make decisions and solidify legal documents as they are needed.

What You Can Trust

One-and-done estate plans are a recipe for failure. We build lifetime relationships of trust with you so that your financial and legal decision making evolves at the speed of life, elevating meaning and purpose in every season.

Get Access To Our Kids Protection Planning Guide So You Know You Are Taking The Right Steps To Protect Your Children

You will learn how to choose the best guardian for your children, the nine steps to ensure your children will be raised with your parenting style, how to sleep well at night knowing your children will not be taken into the care of child protective services, and how to avoid the six common planning mistakes to avoid as parents of minor children.

About Ashley L. Thompson

Hello, I am your neighborhood Personal Family Lawyer.

What I know is that your legacy is about more than wills and trusts, and it is about more than money. As your trusted advisor, I help you make the very best legal decisions for your family with the kind of guidance usually reserved for only very high net worth individuals.

Our life and legacy planning model covers not just what happens with your assets, but sets you up to pass on what matters most to you: Your values. Your priorities. Your relationships. Your life. Your legacy. All at a price that is much less than if your family had to go to court or be involved in conflict after you are gone.

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