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I highly recommend using Steven Zellinger for family estate planning. His rates are very reasonable especially considering the importance of sound estate planning. But, even more important, he guided and informed me and my wife at every step along the process. His explanations were clear and understandable. He provided us with various avenues to explore for major decisions, and we always felt affirmed that our decision was supported by the best legal advice.
My husband and I were referred to Steve by a friend, and we were nervously anticipating being overwhelmed and confused by everything we had to do to get our "estate" in order. We have two kids and only had life insurance policies in place--nothing else.
Steve came to our house for the initial consultation, gave us a very thorough and easy-to-understand walk-through of our options and his recommendations, then left without any pressure to sign on the spot. We did in fact sign with him the next week and received timely emails, responses to our questions, and thorough explanations of the many documents we needed to sign and the information we needed to gather.
Within two weeks of sending all our information, we had set a date to sign everything at the Center City office. He provided all the material, a witness, and a notary. It took about an hour to sign everything and we were on our way. A full binder with our material was delivered to us within a few days.
What a relief to have all this in order. Steve is kind, courteous, responsive, and--get this--totally reasonable in his fees, and even offers payment plans if the full amount up front isn't possible.
I've been recommending him to everyone I see, especially those with kids.
When husband and I found out we were expecting our first we knew getting a will in order was vital. We were thrilled to find Steven M Zelinger, a young trustworthy lawyer in our neighborhood. He made the process incredibly easy and took out all the stress. We would highly recommend his services to anyone.
Steve is a very personable and knowledgeable attorney. He was willing to "hold our hand" when needed but allowed us to do many tasks with a little bit of guidance which saved us money. He kept the beneficiaries informed when we asked him to and also negotiated with credit card companies to save is money. He also gave us a lot of help and saved us money on the inheritance tax return.
I learned of Mr. Zelinger through Avvo. While I received several responses from attorneys on Avvo, Mr.lZelinger's was the most responsive. My concern was whether or not the successor trustee would have any problem in selling a particular property which did not show that trustee's name in the deed. That is, would it be necessary to go to the expense of changing the deed? He came up with a practical idea to have a title company review the trust to determine if they saw any problem with the successor trustee being able to sell the property. Mr. Zelinger indicated there should be no problem but did express several concerns, all of which he outlined orally and in writing--all for a nominal fee.
For the past year of my life, I was exsisting and not living due to a tax issue that needed to be address leading to possibly losing my home. My excellent lawyer Steven Zelinger, made no promises to the results of my case but what he did do was reassure me that he would give his all towards me keeping my home and also resolve my tax issues. Steve worked very deligently and very hard to get the results I was looking for, he never sugar coated anything and kept me informed about all that was going on each step of the way. As a result to his hard work and dedication I can live again and want to thank you once again.
Steve was referred to us by a friend of ours. His availability to travel to our house for the initial information session and to confirm specifics was appreciated. Prior to the final signing meeting Steve was available for a 40 min telephone call to review some technical questions. Overall...outstanding job. We are looking forward to working with Steve when we need to alter our estate/trust/guardianship plans as life progresses.
Steven Zelinger handled our estate planning process. He explained everything very well and was very patient as we worked through the documentation and decisions.
Steve has been incredibly helpful during our estate planning exercise. He is always responsive and is very patient when we ask for assistance.
Steve helped us plan as if he was planning for his his own child. His knowledge of estate planning was phenomenal. We were very comfortable working with him, and trusting him with our future. He helped to make the legal jargon accessible by explaining things in different terms.