Our elder law mission is simple:
We protect, and advocate for, the elderly and their loved ones.
We apply the following guiding principles to all of our clients:
We believe in full disclosure between attorney and client. This means that we tell you exactly what we believe the strengths and weakness of your case are — nothing is held back. We also explain what needs to be done, why it needs to be done, and how much the expected fees are.
In return, the client must agree to tell us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Most people already know that private discussions between an attorney and client are confidential and cannot be disclosed by the lawyer to others without the client’s consent. As part of this relationship, the client must agree to give full disclosure of all facts to us. This allows us to fully prepare the case and avoid an embarrassing surprise, particularly at trial.
No “legalese” spoken here. If your lawyer can’t explain the law to you in plain-english, then odds are s/he doesn’t understand the law very well. If an attorney’s explanation is so complicated, then how will a jury understand? We pride ourselves on blowing away the fog so the legal picture is clear.
If you have a good case, we tell you so. If you have a losing case, we tell you so. If you have a “maybe” case, we tell you so, and why. No unnecessary legal work is performed simply to generate fees. The precise reason for each legal task is explained, along with the expected outcome.
When the above-principals are agreed upon, then a relationship of trust is established between attorney and client. This creates a formidable team and presents the best way to obtain a winning result.
If you need assistance with an elder law or senior law matter, then pick up the phone and give us a call. The initial telephone consultation is free. We’re here to help.
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