The lawyer or law firm you choose to help you create an Estate and/or Elder Care Asset Protection Plan can have a tremendous impact on you and those you care about, both during your life and after you pass away. To help you make this important decision, we highlighted below a few of the ways in which Piede Sun LLP is unique:
1. We Listen
One of the most common complaints we hear from our clients who came to us because they were unhappy with another attorney is that the other attorney simply didn’t listen to them. They felt like the other lawyer quickly shuffled them through his office, gave them a cookie-cutter solution to a complex personal situation and showed them the door. It was like the lawyer didn’t have time for them. At Piede Sun LLP we understand that the first step in any representation is to listen to our client – really listen – and come to understand both the legal issue that brought them to us as well as the underlying personal issues that are motivating them. With this deeper understanding that comes by listening, we can use our expertise to help tailor a plan that fits each and his or her unique situation perfectly.
2. Wherever Possible, We Work on a Flat-Fee Basis
Certainty is a wonderful thing. Receiving unexpected lawyer bills is not. At Piede Sun, LLP, we strive to remove any unpleasant surprises by performing our work on a flat-fee basis whenever possible. We discuss fees up-front and our clients work with us to determine their own fees.
That’s right, they choose their own fees.
Our clients are a lot happier with this arrangement, and so are we.
3. We Make It Easy For You
Working families and those caring for seniors have many demands placed on them. There seems to never be enough time in a day to finish even routine tasks, let alone important things like asset protection and estate planning. Too often, these things get pushed off, either indefinitely or until a crisis forces one deal with it.
To make matters worse, both estate and elder care planning can require a lot of work on the client’s part. A client may have to gather volumes of bank and financial information for a Medicaid application or communicate with several financial institutions to fund a newly-created lifetime trust. Busy families simply don’t have time for this.
To ease this burden for our clients, we offer to do all of this legwork for our clients. And this seems appropriate. In our opinion, the client’s primary job should be to clearly understand his or her goals and to choose from the available legal options how best to accomplish them. The rest of the work we can handle – and we do.