By Lorie L. Burch, Owner and Founding Attorney of Burch Law
One of the most common questions we get is “how much is this going to cost?” And we get it, all of us here at Burch Law have other expenses and budgets to work with. We also know that our happiest clients focus on value rather than cost. And having a thorough and comprehensive estate plan done by a qualified, experienced firm will provide tremendous value in both time and money.
So when you ask “how much will it cost”? Are you asking because you are deciding whether to do any planning in the first place? Are you trying to figure out what to budget? Is cost your only criteria? At Burch Law, we do not provide generic, cookie cutter, one size fits all, documents. We listen to you to develop a customized plan to fit your needs and goals. We also want to help you understand the cost of NOT getting anything done or trying to go the “cheapest” route.
We want to make sure that if you’re going to do this, you’re going to do it right. Think of it like your homeowners insurance. Most people pay thousands EVERY SINGLE YEAR. And unless you’re really unlucky, you don’t have a claim every year. And even when you do, there’s the deductible to pay! Would you not pay that same amount ONE TIME to ensure that your home and money don’t get hung up in an expensive and time-consuming probate court process?
And don’t think for a second that doing a quicky Will online or through a do-it-yourself program is enough to cover you. “Better than nothing” only works if NOTHING actually happens.
We want the opportunity to help you understand the value of getting this planning done now, getting it done the right way, and helping customize a plan that fits your needs and goals. We have various payment options including credit cards and payment plans. We will work with you so you can get this vital planning done before it’s too late. Let us help you understand the difference between cost and value.
Because if you don’t have a Will, the state of Texas has one for you!