So now that I told you that I started a small business,
I should tell you what it is exactly that I do everyday.
Because if you're like me,
you're super busy.
And you don't have the time to read every nook and cranny of my website.
In a nutshell, my law practice involves a whole lot of Estate Planning,
and a whole lot of Elder Law.
Eric jokes from time to time that the reason I love this area of the law,
is that I get to plan for a living.
There's a whole lot of truth in that.
Most of you know what Estate Planning involves.
It's the process of planning for what happens after you die,
who your assets go to, and how.
I do planning for clients of all ages - 18 years of old, and then all the way up.
In my practice, I also plan for what happens if my clients live.
What happens if they are diagnosed with a serious illness or disability?
What happens if they need long term care?
What happens if they have a child with special needs?
Elder Law is exactly what it sounds like.
Our population...it's aging. Fast.
Elder Law includes estate planning,
but it also focuses on many other areas in addition that exclusively affect senior citizens.
This includes some more technical areas of the law such as Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection.
It can also include elder abuse cases and nursing home litigation from time to time.
It involves consumer protection.
It even involves life issues, like helping a family select a long term care facility
and negotiate a contract for living there.
I actually got a concentration in Elder Law while in law school,
and working with seniors is truly my heart.
Let me just tell you...
I love love love taking what clients have worked hard for,
and planning for it so that the benefit is maximized.
So that it turns into so much more.
So that their children's futures are secure.
So that their hard earned money and assets are protected.
It is truly the best feeling.
I consider my law practice to be "full service."
Client needs come first,
and I work primarily on a flat fee basis.
No billable hour cost surprises at the end of a matter.
I hate it when clients don't call with questions because they're afraid they'll be billed for a 15 minute conversation.
So I threw that whole concept out the door for the most part.
I think my clients should be satisfied with the plan that we create,
and that they should know what it actually means before they walk out my door.
Please bear with me...
I should take this opportunity to tell you that unless you are a NC resident,
you should not rely upon any of the legal information you read on my website,
as this area of the law varies WIDELY state by state.
Even if you are a NC resident, you should not take the information given on my website as legal advice until you have a licensed NC attorney review the facts of your situation.
Just want to browse around to satisfy your curiosity and gain some basic FAQ info?
Have at it!
Want info on free resources, and public information?
Interested in my web design, layout, and branding?
Have at it!
There will be much more info on this to come in future posts.
Now that you have a sense for what kind of business I have,
we can get down to the nitty gritty of growing one!