How We Are Different
To most people, estate planning means drawing up a will, maybe a trust, too, and calling it a day. But estate planning is so much more than that. It’s about protecting and passing on the things that matter to you. It’s about your family’s well being. It’s about your family’s future.
By Your Side During the Estate Planning Process
Attorney Scott Cohen of the Cohen Law Firm wants you to know how easy the estate planning process can be. Many people put it off because they think it will be difficult and time consuming. We’re here to show you that’s not true and to walk you through it, step by step.
Essential documents of estate planning and care planning to consider getting for yourself include:
- Power of Attorney
- Advanced Health Care Directives
- Living Trust
It’s no fun thinking about the bad things that could happen to you – we know that. But if the unthinkable did come to pass, why make it even more stressful for your family? Having the right documents in place – legal, clear, up-to-date– will make the process smoother for them. You can be sure that your assets and debts are handled the way you want them to be, that your spouse and children are taken care of, and that there are no loose ends for your loved ones to clean up.
Estate Planning Involves More Than Simply Signing Documents
Real estate planning and care planning documents are living documents that can’t simply be signed, stored away, and forgotten about. As your life changes, so must your documents. Unfortunately, too many families find out too late that they didn’t keep up to date with their wills, trusts, and other documents, and dealing with estate of a deceased loved one – an already emotional time – is even more difficult.
To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, we keep the long-term goal in mind. A “funding coordinator” will make sure your assets are protected through your life changes. We will keep them out of a long and expensive process in the courts.
Resources and Support of a Family Lawyer
The idea of a “family lawyer” is foreign to many, who assume that it’s a privilege of people like Warren Buffet or Oprah Winfrey only. But if and when you do need the help of a lawyer (and at some point in your life, you most likely will), you’ll want to work with people you already know, and who already know you. It’s not the time to pick a random name out of the phone book. It’s the time to work with compassionate and experienced people like those of the Cohen Law Firm.
We give you more than the usual estate planning documents, prepared by an attorney. Instead, we give you the expertise of an attorney, on a long-term basis.
Flat Fee Estate Planning and Wealth Management
Here are some myths we want to bust right now:
Estate planning and care planning is expensive. Not compared to what will happen if you don’t have a plan in place. The truth is, no one who ever came to our offices interested in estate planning ever left because the price was too high. Our flat fee estate and care planning services are an incredible value.
Estate planning and care planning is for rich people only. Not true! Every family should have a plan in place. For many families, their house is their biggest asset, and the sad fact is that it can be put in jeopardy if the future is not planned for. And for families with children, estate planning is essential to make arrangements for what would happen to the children.
Estate planning and care planning can be done online for cheap. Many great resources are available online, and we encourage people to read as much as they can. But it’s true in law as in everything else: You get what you pay for. Your cookie-cutter will or power of attorney may be valid, but it will not reflect your individual wishes and goals.
Furthermore, it will not keep up with the changes in your life. A $30 will you print out online won’t be worth the paper it’s on in 5 years after you’ve gotten married, bought a house, or had a child. Wouldn’t it be better to work with someone who knows you and your family, who can look at the whole picture and give you advice that fits your life? It may be more money, but it’s much, much higher value.
An Overall Look at Your Family’s Financial Wealth and Health
We offer something most other law firms don’t, and that’s a look at the health of your family’s wealth as a whole. It may sound funny, but the financial aspect is just one part of that wealth, which also encompasses intellectual, spiritual and human assets. Those are the things worth passing on to the next generation.
Here’s what you won’t get at Cohen Law Firm:
NO unexpected, unpleasant bills – we charge flat fees
A big reason people avoid working with lawyers is money. One phone call to ask a simple question, and you’re hit with a bill for $100! Sadly, this is too often the case. But it’s not how we work. We want to grow with your family and give you access like a personal family lawyer. Our services are charged at a flat rate, so you don’t have to be worried about being on the clock.
NO waiting days for a response – we answer your questions quickly
Instead, when you call us with a question, you’ll reach someone right away. We’ll answer your question immediately if we can. If your topic requires a little more time, it’s simple – we’ll schedule a phone call for you and your lawyer at a time that works for both of you. No more phone tag, no more back-and-forth voicemails!
Call the Cohen Law Firm Today
Take the time now to take care of your family. You’ll give yourself peace of mind and save yourself regrets in the future.
Attorney Scott Cohen and his associates serve the greater Philadelphia areas as well as Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Bucks County. We’d love to answer your questions and set up an initial appointment to discuss your family’s future. Call us today at (267) 238-3841.
Located in Philadelphia
Pennsylvania and serving the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, Attorney Scott Cohen makes wealth management and the estate planning process easy. As a family lawyer, Scott Cohen helps you plan for the future.
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