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Why So Many Avoid Preparing Their Wills


Many lawyers do not prepare wills and trusts for lower- to middle-class clients because of the detailed effort required without the financial rewards.  Because of the high fees, the recession and the general desire to avoid the topic of death, more than half of the people in our country are without any estate planning.


Those who can't afford to pay thousands try to do it themselves.  They try software, an office supply store's wills kit or an online document preparation company.  However, there are too many issues that you might miss doing this without a lawyer.  But young or old, you really need to get this done.


So Why Work With Me?


My practice is intentionally designed to be small, approachable and affordable.  I do not have the overhead of a large firm and I enjoy working with people with estates of any size.


I work efficiently, advise and do not dictate, and sensitively implement
your plan so that you can move on to your more enjoyable pursuits.


I also enjoy blogging about estate planning.  You can get a lot of free information and insights at my Thoughts on Wills & Estate Planning blog


If you like what you see, please contact me.  I would enjoy talking to you.

My email address is  I can also be reached at 703-280-9280.  Let me know how I can help.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
    19 years
  2. General Practice: 25%
    17 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 15%
    19 years
  4. Trusts: 15%
    19 years
  5. Power Of Attorney: 15%
    19 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rania S. Combs

    I got to know Scott through social media and reading articles he had written on his blog. His articles always offer an interesting perspective and demonstrate his understanding of estate planning issues facing his clients and his desire to help his clients achieve their estate planning goals and objectives.


    Rania Combs Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Danielle G. Van Ess

    Scott knows what he's talking about and will make sure you understand too. His legal blog is valuable and enjoyable regular professional read for me. I have already recommended Scott to friends in his area.


    Danielle Van Ess Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Other


VAAuthorized to practice law200209/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Stanley H. Kohn Service ScholarshipPhi Alpha Delta1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Zucker Law Firm PLLC2003 - Present
AttorneyScott R. Zucker, Esq.2002 - 2003
AttorneyLaw Offices of Carl K. Zucker, Esq.1998 - 2002
Financial AdvisorLincoln Financial Advisors1997 - 1998
CasewriterThe Mason Companies1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fairfax County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
WealthCounselMember2010 - Present
Virginia State BarMember2002 - Present
Pennsylvania BarMember1999 - Present
Maryland BarMember1996 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Carnegie Mellon UniversityIndustrial Management & EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NBI WebinarRevocable Living Trusts in a Nutshell2015
NBI WebinarsRLTs in a Nutshell -- Replay and Q & As2012
NBI WebinarRevocable Living Trusts in a Nutshell2012
Strafford Publications WebinarEstate Planning for the Family Owned Business2011
Lincoln Financial AdvisorsCompliance for Financial Advisors1998