It all starts with listening. When you meet with a Hammond Law Group attorney, we begin by asking you questions and listening to what’s important to you, not reciting complex legal information. That’s intentional.
Some estate planning firms sell documents. That’s not how we work. An estate plan is just that, a plan. Your family is unique, your goals are unique. We need to understand you, your loved ones, your assets, and exactly what you’re wanting to accomplish before we can even begin to talk about an appropriate estate plan for you.
Some of your goals probably relate to your tangible assets and money, but most of our clients also want to pass on their personal legacy. Your wisdom, your values, your life experiences are an important part of the wealth you have to pass on to future generations. Do you have a child who needs encouragement to get back on track? We can help point them in the right direction through your plan. Maybe you want to encourage a strong work ethic or financial wisdom? We can do that too. Maybe you just want to ensure that your family doesn’t disintegrate into a mess of conflict when you pass away? We can address that, and minimize the likelihood that your family will be the one that’s torn apart.
Once we understand what’s important to you, then we will specifically tailor a plan to your unique situation and goals.
We plan holistically. Your estate plan will include legal documents, of course. It also requires coordinating the ownership of your assets, including real estate, bank accounts, businesses, etc. as well as the beneficiary designations on your retirement plans and other accounts. This is vital for every client, but especially important if you are in a blended family.
We will analyze your situation to ensure that we minimize any possible taxes, including estate taxes and capital gains taxes.
We will work with you and your financial planner to ensure that all of your assets are protected, providing you with peace of mind about your financial world as well as your legal world.
Once you become a client of Hammond Law Group, you’re invited to private client workshops on estate planning, aging, and financial topics on at least a quarterly basis. We’re committed to helping you to stay up-to-date on information that’s relevant to living well and leaving the legacy you desire to leave. In fact, we’re so committed that we built an education center specifically for our clients.
We also want you to call when you have questions. For estate planning clients, we don’t charge for phone calls (we’ve found most people hesitate to pick up the phone and get advice when they know they’re going to get a bill for every 6 minutes). Our clients love being able to call anytime and get advice quickly.
Since our firm’s founding in 2005, we have offered a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for some reason we are unable to exceed your expectations, just let us know. We’d love to make it right or refund your fees.