Many people are not interested in estate planning. To the extent that they do any planning at all, they have one objective – do it as simply as possible and minimize the cost. If you fit into this category, we may not be the best fit for you. We will not give you a quote on the cost of a Will over the telephone, because we don’t know what type of Will you need - or if you even need a Will. A simple and straightforward estate plan may be the right prescription for you. But a “simple” plan is a solution, not an objective.
We don’t sell documents. We provide comprehensive solutions to specific issues. We can’t craft a plan for you unless we know what might go wrong and whether or not you care. More often than not, our clients have never considered the issues that we bring up. Identifying potential problems is important. Protecting from them may not be. Everyone has a different tolerance for risk. Our goal is to help you evaluate your risks, balance those risks with the expense and administrative hurdles of preventing those specific problems, and come to a reasoned determination of the level of protections that you wish to provide for your family.
It is not our goal to convince you to plan a certain way or to spend a lot of money on an estate plan. But it is our goal to get you to think about what you are doing. If you don’t want to explore these issues and you just want a Will for the lowest price possible, you can buy one on the internet. But if you want an estate plan that fits your specific needs, we are the right lawyers for you.