- How much money do I need to have to know I need an estate plan?
- My loved one died, what do I do now?
- I am named as a Trustee in a Trust, what does that mean?
- How much do you charge?
- What happens if I do not have a Will?
- How much time does it take to settle an estate? Trust?
- If I live out of state, can you help with my estate planning?
- Can I leave something other than cash (like valuable antiques or art) to a Charity?
- Since your office is in Boston, do you only work with clients there?
- What happens if I outlive my pet that I have created a Pet Trust for?
- Do my kids have to know what I’ve decided to leave them in my estate plan? Can you help me explain this to my kids?
- How do I make sure my granddaughter gets a certain pair of earrings she has always liked?
- How do I change an Irrevocable Trust I created?
- Can’t I just download a will or trust from the internet?
- I am gay and married in Massachusetts. Can’t I just have an estate plan like my straight neighbors?
For probate, trust settlements, and complex matters, the scope of the work is not easily defined. In those cases we work on an hourly fee basis. Here, we strive to achieve value for clients by having work done at the appropriate staffing level and often will agree upon a ‘cap’ or regular monthly bills so that clients do not become surprised. In most of these cases, we will ask for a retainer amount to be paid prior to beginning the work.
In any event, we always work with clients based on a written engagement letter that sets forth our agreement with respect to fees. For a copy of our current rate schedule, please contact any attorney at the firm. We do not quote rates over the phone or via e-mail but will be happy to offer an initial complimentary meeting to help us understand whether we are a good fit.