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Our Living Trusts Avoid Probate in Ways Other Estate Plans Do Not

One of the reasons my trust and estates practice has flourished when others have floundered is that we don’t cut corners.  I take the time to help our clients make the right legal decisions.  Then I make sure that their living trusts reflect those good choices by drafting the documents myself, by putting my own hands to the keyboard.  Finally, when something happens, I help my clients’ families transition well.

No matter what the media may tell us, no matter what our friends may think, there is no way to do these things right if a lawyer is focused on the number of clients they see each month instead of the quality of their work.

In our office we are much more interested in our clients than in anything else.  They trust us.  We take pride in doing things correctly for their sake.  Indeed, everything we do — from the number of cases we take to the fees we charge — reflects this value.  Although we work efficiently and use the latest technology, we still take the time necessary to protect our clients’ best interests.  Doing things any other way would force us to pay less attention to the good lawyering that brings our clients meaningful peace of mind.

When it comes down to it, not every estate plan is the same.  Some are poorly drafted, full of contradictions.  Others are done online or by document preparers and, thus, with little to no thought about the circumstances of those who will depend on them.  A living trust that is defective in these ways usually results in a costly trip to probate court to deal with the consequences.  It can also lead to conflict in a family, even litigation.

Your living trust is how you protect yourself if you get too sick to manage your affairs.  It’s how you protect your spouse from shouldering an unnecessary burden if something happens to you.  It’s how you say “I love you” to the most important people in your life for the last time.

That means it’s worth doing well.

Please call us at 916.273.9040 or use our online contact form if you would like to learn more about having the right living trust.

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