At Surprenant & Beneski, PC, our empathetic attorneys understand how challenging estate planning issues can be for our clients. We also realize that hiring a law firm to create an estate plan can be a significant expense for many individuals and families. That’s why we work so hard to make sure that we provide our clients with legal services that provide short term and long term value.
Selecting the right lawyer with the skills and experience to create excellent estate planning documents can be incredibly valuable for you and your family. The prospect of creating your estate plan can feel overwhelming. You might be concerned about the expense of hiring a law firm to help you with your estate plan. Perhaps you’re unsure about what to expect when working with an attorney. Or, perhaps the thought of planning for the end of life situations brings you significant anxiety. Many Americans avoid hiring estate planning attorneys for these reasons.
The Value of Our Services
At Surprenant & Beneski, PC, we are a team and we treat our clients like family. We represent clients throughout Southeastern Massachusetts at our three office locations in New Bedford, Easton, and Hyannis. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation to learn how we can help you with your estate planning or elder law matters.
The Value of Our Certified Elder Law Attorneys’ Services
At Surprenant & Beneski, PC, founding partners Daniel Suprenant and Michelle Beneski are both Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELA): there are only 25 CELA attorneys in the state of Massachusetts. This designation is incredibly valuable when it comes to providing legal services in the area of elder law.
There are strict criteria to qualify as a Certified Elder Law Attorney:
- Spending an average of 16 hours a week practicing elder law
- Handling at least 60 elder law matters with the last 3 years
- Being in good standing with the state bar association
- Participating in continuing legal education in the area of elder law.
When you work with one of our Attorneys at Surprenant & Beneski, PC, you can rest assured that you will receive excellent legal advice. Our founding partners have met the stringent legal requirements in the area of elder law and they use their knowledge for the benefit of their clients. Elder law matters can have a significant impact on your life and the life of your family. Hiring a law firm led by CELAs will help you ensure that you’re receiving the best possible value. Our clients have a sense of peace knowing that experienced lawyers have accurately and thoroughly addressed their elder law and estate planning matters.
The Value of an Experienced Lawyer’s Services
Many Americans have turned to online legal services to create their estate planning documents. The lower cost of using a web-based service to create a will or trust is appealing. Unfortunately, we see many clients who have suffered negative outcomes after using an online estate planning website. Creating a fill-in-the-blank will or trust is like using a form letter. When people use these sites, lawyers do not review their documents or contribute to their documents at all.
At Surprenant & Beneski, PC, we take the time to learn about the needs and goals of our clients. When you become our client, we will carefully examine all of the aspects of your situation to create an estate plan that is tailored to your needs and goals.
Our legal team can also help you through many of the challenging aspects of estate planning, such as choosing a guardian for your minor children or an executor. We will also ensure that all of your documents are properly signed, notarized, and witnessed.
At the end of the process, you won’t have to worry whether or not your documents are legally valid in the state of Massachusetts. You will leave with confidence, knowing that your estate plan will protect you and your family now and in the future.
The Value of Teamwork
When clients choose to hire Surprenant & Beneski, PC, they gain the value of our entire legal team. At our law firm, teamwork and excellent customer service are a priority. Our clients frequently comment on how much they appreciate our friendly legal team and how helpful they are. In addition to the two managing partners, we have two associate attorneys, and a dedicated team of case managers. All of our staff work on cases and work with clients on an individual level. Regardless of which attorney you work with, you have the comfort of knowing that our entire team is managing your case.
We Offer Our Clients an Experienced Support Staff
Our clients find it comforting to know that their case manager is ready to help them with any questions that they have or challenges they are facing. We put a large emphasis on communication in our law firm. By assigning all of our clients a friendly and skilled caseworker, we ensure that our clients have a go-to person to assist them with any issues they might encounter. We structure our practice to make sure that our clients never feel like they are going through the process alone, or that they are not understanding elements of the process.
In addition to communication, we focus on customer service. Our lawyers have brought their knowledge and experience to the table, and they also know how to discuss cases in a way that clients can understand. We put an emphasis on helping our clients understand what legal decisions they are making and why.
Contact Our Experienced Estate Planning Lawyers Today to Learn More About the Value of Our Services
Hiring the right estate planning lawyer is incredibly important. The experienced estate planning lawyers at Surprenant & Beneski, PC provide value in many different ways, far beyond creating your will, trust, or other estate planning documents. If you are in need of estate planning or elder law services, we can help. Contact our law firm today to schedule your initial consultation.