Why Work With Us
Putting You At The Center Of Your Planning
As a parent of three little ones (my ABC), I understand how difficult it can be to think about not being there for our children as they grow up. I know how paralyzing that thought can be and that avoiding the topic seems easier. I also know that the lack of preparedness in the event that the unthinkable happens is so much worse. I have seen families torn apart by conflict over what they believed their loved one wanted. I have worked with grieving families who have been devastated by the unexpected loss of a loved one, not having a plan in place makes it exponentially harder. Many of us know that we need to do something to put a plan in place, but what exactly needs to be done can be confusing and overwhelming.
Before Hiring an Estate Planning Lawyer Understand the Difference
Many estate planning attorneys take a “one-size fits all” approach with their clients; they do this so that they can work with as many people as possible in a short period of time. The problem is that the client has an impersonal experience; but worse than that, this way of planning can lead to unintended results in the long run for the family.
When lawyers do not take the time to listen and consider a family’s personal circumstances, the result is that your Will & Trust Documents do not end up reflecting what your family really wants to happen. And usually there is no review or updating, so the plan quickly becomes outdated and does not work when your family needs it most.
So even though you may pay less up front to get a standard set of documents (or even documents that are customized for your family), things end up much more expensive in the long run. Plus, you leave your family at risk of having to deal with an expensive, unnecessary court process during a time of tremendous grief.
If all you want is a set of legal documents, there are plenty of online resources you can use to create them. Or you can go to a traditional estate planning lawyer. ABC Estate and Legacy Planning is right for you if you want to know that your plan will actually work when you and your loved ones need it the most.
I am here to simplify that process for you, to educate you and walk you through the various options with compassion, and to empower you to make sure that you’ve done everything you can to protect and plan for your loved ones if you are no longer able to do so. From walking you through what would take place if something were to happen to you with your current plan (or the state’s plan for you if you do not have one), to the decision-making process of putting your own plan in place. I want each client of ABC to walk away at the end of the process feeling at peace with the plan that we have put in place, confident knowing that they have done everything they can to put their family in the best position possible should the unthinkable happen.