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Someone's Always Willing to Do It Cheaper

I had a good laugh when I saw this picture earlier in the week–it’s sad but unfortunately, so true!



I actually find myself having this conversation weekly with people that I meet. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I am asked to assist families in crisis that wasted their money on “DIY” or “budget” estate plans that ultimately failed to work when their family needed them most.  Maybe their estate plans were cheaper at the time, but they are more expensive, more stressful, and more time-consuming when they’re completely outdated.


We’re talking about protecting your family and your assets, everything you’ve worked so hard for.  I want to shout it from the rooftops that when it comes to something this important, cheaper is not always better!


Let me give you an example. I recently reviewed a will that two intelligent, caring parents did online. It looked “formal” and sufficient enough, but when I read the fine print, the document stated that any subsequent children they had would be disinherited! The family had just had another child, they were truly shocked and horrified to think this could happen to their child. Just imagine what would have happened if mom or dad was in an accident, and they had entrusted the well-being and future protection of their kids to this “plan.”


Think of it this way: you wouldn’t go to a general practice physician if you needed brain surgery, so you shouldn’t see a jack-of-all-trades attorney if you need more comprehensive estate planning.  Please take the same care and concern when it comes to the protection of the people you love and everything you’ve worked so hard for!


If you’re starting to question your own plan–perhaps you put it together yourself or you went to one of those jack-of-all-trades attorneys many years ago–please make an appointment to come in and talk to us.  I’ll personally walk you through everything you need to know about estate planning so that you can make an educated decision about whether the plan you have now (or the plan you are thinking about buying) is really suited to meet your family’s needs.  Families thank us all the time for being understanding, helpful, and putting them at ease in difficult situations.  Let us do the same for you and your family.


Call us to make your appointment today at 970-879-1572, or send an email to assistant@swanlawoffice.com. Becoming empowered and taking back control of your legal affairs has never been easier. We’re here to help.

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405 South Lincoln Avenue, Suite 101

PO Box 773002 Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 80477

Tel: 970-879-1572 

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