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Why Work With Our Law Firm?

Long Island Estate Law Attorney

Some estate planning attorneys try to take on as many people as quickly as possible and use a "one-size fits all" approach. Not only does the client have an impersonal experience, but this type of planning can cause unintended, negative results for the family in the future. When lawyers do not listen to the client's wishes or consider a family's unique circumstances, the result is often that documents, such as the will or trust, do not reflect what the family really wants. Additionally, these attorneys generally do not review or update the documents, so the plan quickly becomes outdated and does not meet the family's needs.

Even though a standard set of documents or even customized documents can cost you less upfront, it is eventually more expensive for your loved ones. Additionally, you leave your loved ones at risk of having to deal with a lengthy, expensive and unnecessary probate process while they are grieving.

What Makes Us Different?

Our firm is right for you if you desire a plan that will actually do what it is supposed to when your loved ones need it the most. If you just want a set of legal documents, you can use an online resource or a traditional estate planning attorney. The Law Offices of Steven M. Adler, PLLC can create and update a plan that will make the process easier for your loved ones regardless of what happens.

We're different from other lawyers in a variety of ways, including:

  • Most of our fees are fixed and agreed to in advance to avoid surprises. You can select the level of planning and fee that best suits your family.
  • We keep you informed and create a comprehensive estate plan. Instead of just drafting a set of legal documents, we make sure your assets are properly owned, your kids are properly planned for, and everyone in your plan knows what their responsibilities will be should anything happen to you.
  • Our firm will review your plan at least every three years to make sure it is current with your life, your assets, your family and the current laws.
  • From ensuring that your assets are correctly titled to answering your questions, our team can make the planning process simpler for you and your loved ones.
  • We want to make sure that you never get taken advantage of and can help you make informed decisions regarding legal and financial issues like buying insurance, saving for college and retirement planning.
  • We focus on legacy planning and can transfer your intellectual, spiritual and human assets to your loved ones along with your personal wealth.
In order to understand how The Law Offices of Steven M. Adler is different, you need to know what working with other attorneys can be like.

If you've previously worked with an attorney to prepare an estate plan, you will probably remember that estate planning seemed like a complex and confusing task. Because you want to care for your family, you'll only nod and answer questions and trust that the lawyer will do a good job. At the end of the process, you'll take your new estate planning binder home, set it on a shelf and check estate planning off your to-do list.

Later you may remember that your lawyer told you to put your money in a trust. Once you're at the bank you'll forget what you were instructed to do and call your attorney's office. After no one answers, you'll have to leave a voicemail, return home and wait for a call back several hours or even days later. That 15-minute phone call back will cost you $100 and you'll make a mental note to never call the lawyer again.

Years later, you'll refinance your house or purchase a new home and your children will get older. You will forget that you were supposed to let your lawyer know you refinanced or that you were supposed to keep the title in the name of the trust. You will not want to call your attorney to update your guardianship choices because you remember how expensive a short phone call can be. The tax laws may also change, but you won't worry about it because you assume your lawyer would have contacted you if it affected your plan.

No one will realize that your plan is outdated and is now irrelevant to your life, your assets, and the law until your family finds the binder after you pass on or become incapacitated. Because your family doesn't know what to do, they turn to the same lawyer you used to prepare the documents, who are happy to charge you to probate all of the assets that never made it into the trust.

Prepare for Your Life with Skilled Legal Counsel

Our firm is different because we take into account the needs of growing families. We ensure our clients receive an easy, convenient and efficient experience because we understand that you are busy and planning for a prosperous life. You want to choose the best decisions for your plan so that it works for your family when they need it most, and that is our goal too.

At the Law Offices of Steven M. Adler, PLLC we want to hear from our clients. You should never be afraid to call our office because we've practically eliminated the time clocks. We bill on a flat-fee basis which clients agree to in advance, so there are never any surprises. If you call our office with a quick question, you can be assured that you'll get your question answered the same day. We can also avoid playing phone tag by scheduling more in-depth legal or strategic calls when we are both available and prepared to handle the matter correctly.

When you work with our firm, you can be confident that your estate plan will remain up-to-date throughout your lifetime and that your plans will be followed through when the time comes. Eventually, you will need a lawyer, and you will be grateful that you can call us to obtain the advice you need or the assistance needed to get you out of a jam.

Enlist the Services of a Long Island Estate Attorney

While creating an estate plan may seem like a costly expenditure, it is a wise investment. We promise that if you qualify to meet with us, estate planning will cost you less than it would cost your family if you passed away with no plan or an out of date plan. A Long Island estate planning lawyer from the Law Offices of Steven M. Adler, PLLC can explore the available planning tools and draft a comprehensive plan that best suits your needs.

If you would like to learn more about how you can prepare for your family's future, contact a Long Island estate planning attorney to discuss your available options today!