During these uncertain times, having a solid estate planning firm supporting you and your family is essential. Not all law firms are created equal. There are sole practitioners, who may only have one person supporting them. There are small firms of 2-5 attorneys such as ours, supported by ten paralegals and three marketing and office staff members. Midsize and large firms will have the attorneys and support staff, but will likely not concentrate in one area of the law, such as estate planning.
As a small law firm we take seriously an attorney’s ethical duty to communicate. Our support staff answers the phone during normal business hours, returns phone calls promptly, and schedules appointments when it is convenient for you. We understand the rules of professional responsibility and takes pride in our service to clients.
A strong team with a client-centered approach is the key. The support staff must be accessible, experienced and willing to help. Furthermore, the attorney must rely on his or her staff, so that the team is empowered and ultimately successful. Finally, the staff must be confident that the attorney is also accessible and willing to offer assistance.
With the events in Newton, CT, Aurora, CO, and recently in Boston, our peace of mind is being threatened. Each day is a gift we cannot take lightly. That does not mean we shouldn’t make plans. We should always be thinking towards the future, but with the understanding that it is not guaranteed.
As Americans we are strong. We can mourn and grieve for those lost, but then look to tomorrow. The difficulty we sometimes have is making the tomorrow after tomorrow a top priority. As we hug our loved ones tighter these days, let’s also think about their future. A future that may not include us. Let’s start today in making plans to address what inevitably lies ahead.
For a comprehensive overview of what goes into establishing an estate plan that will work for you and your family, I encourage you to attend one of our Free Estate Planning Seminars. For locations, dates and times and to register for our seminars scheduled for next week, visit https://spgasior.com/local/estate-planning-seminars.aspx
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