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We know your time is valuable so we have designed a simple and streamlined three-step process for you to get educated before meeting with us. If you would rather chat please click on the 15-minute links below.
Family Wealth Planning Session
We will go over exactly what would happen to you and your family today if something happened to you, and then you will know exactly how to plan around anything that does not sit well about the default plan for your family and your assets. You will submit your family details in advance so that we can hit the ground running at this meeting to answer all of your questions and begin designing your personalized estate plan.
Note: We require a credit card to hold your appointment slot. Nothing will be charged except in cases of last-minute cancellations (less than 24 hour notice) or no-shows. There is a $250 charge for no-shows or less than 24 hour notice.
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WELCOME TO OUR UNIQUE PROCESS
Family Wealth Planning Session
During our first meeting together, you will feel more organized than ever before because you will have a complete list of your assets ready for family in case of any emergency. Plus, we will review the state’s default plan for you, and if you do not prefer that, we will review how to get the right plan in place for you and your family.
Review and Finalize Your Choices
After your planning session, we will send you a complete list of all of the choices and decisions you made about your estate plan. This includes a list of your key people named as guardians, executors, powers of attorney, and trustees, along with other important decisions we discussed together. You will have the opportunity to do a review and then finalize everything so that we can start drafting your plan.
Sign Your Personalized Estate Plan
During your signing “ceremony” (yes it is official-feeling!), we will review all of your legal documents together and we will point out exactly where we personalized important legal language specific to your family and decisions. If we meet in-office, we will arrange the notary and witnesses for you. If we meet virtually, we will print and mail your full estate plan to you for signing and easy return back to us so that we can process everything.
Fund Your Living Trust
The most important step of any estate planning process is to make sure you have updated ownership and beneficiaries of your assets in alignment with your Last Will or Living Trust. We go over exactly how you do this, both for your existing assets as well as new assets you acquire over time. Once you fund your Living Trust, you can rest assured knowing everything will pass to your family just how you intend.
Record Your Family Wealth Legacy Interview
The hallmark of an estate plan created with your neighborhood Personal Family Lawyer is our Family Wealth Legacy Interview process. We will give you ideas on things you want to record in a loving video for posterity, including important values for your children or loved ones, what matters most to you, words of wisdom, and anything you want your family to know about your final wishes.
Inform Your Key People About Your Plan
And after your plan is complete, you want to make sure the key people named in your plan have exactly what they need to act in both an emergency and also for any ongoing administration of your estate. We help you inform the key people with the right information at the right time so that they are not caught off guard if and when anything happens to you.
Check In Over Your Lifetime
Finally, what matters most to us is that we maintain a lifelong relationship with you over time. We know your life will change and the law will change. Your estate plan is not a “one and done” task – it is an evolving responsibility to your family and loved ones. We help make sure that you know exactly when your plan might be disrupted based on life events and the law by staying in touch with you over time and being here for you to update your plan when you need it.
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