What is a Trust?
A trust is a container for all of your assets (house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc.) that protects your loved ones by setting rules that control how your money is spent after your death – potentially, for many years after your death – and by putting your money into the hands of a “Trustee” rather than directly in the control of your spouse or children.
Why do I need one?
If you have a spouse or young children, a Will sends your assets to them upon your death with no rules or protections. They can blow the money, make bad investment decisions, or be taken advantage of. We create a Will for you as the backup, and the Trust as the main vehicle of your estate plan. It is not true that you have to be old or wealthy to need a Trust – a young, breadwinner parent is the person whose family is most at risk without one.
What does a Trust usually cost?
The cost of a trust depends on the complexity of your family situation, the number and nature of your assets, and the time the law firm needs to put into the planning process – usually in the thousands, and occasionally, tens of thousands of dollars.
What is your Process?
You pick a signing date on the calendar below and enter your payment amount and credit card number after clicking on the “Make Payment” LawPay button (also below). Complete our online interview (you will receive an email with a link to it). Come to our office on the signing date, review your documents with Attorney Donald H. Sienkiewicz, and get your questions a answered. We do this in a workshop format, with up to six couples at a time in our conference room. Attorney Sienkiewicz will also explain how guardianship, probate, Wills and Trusts work. At the end of the workshop, you sign your Will and Trust, and we witness them so that your wishes will be honored by the courts. You take your documents home with you.
What if I want to make Changes after the Signing?
We will also give you your Will and Trust in Microsoft Word format on a CD-ROM. You can make simple changes, like adding the name of a new child, at any time.
What will you charge me?
We will charge you whatever amount you enter into the payment field when you enter your credit card information – as little as one dollar. If everyone who uses this service pays $750 per single parent, or $900 per married couple, our financial needs will be met. However, feel free to pay more, or less, as feels right to you. Attorney Sienkiewicz will not know how much you’ve paid when he’s in the workshop with you. Please use this payment button to prepay for your One-Meeting Trust:
Why are you offering me the opportunity to receive your service as a Gift?
Surveys show that about half of the Americans who die each year do so without basic estate planning documents in place, which makes their loved ones’ lives more difficult and painful (and expensive) than they need to be. We don’t want your uncertainty about how estate planning works, your need for it, or its value to you, to be an obstacle to you taking reasonable steps to protect your loved ones.
If you would like to sign up for our traditional estate planning process, beginning with an in-person consultation with the attorney, please click on Schedule Consultation here or on the tab at the top of this page.