5.0 stars 13 totalReview Helayne Levy
My mother and my husband and I reached out to Helayne Levy in Sept 2015. My mother is 86 and is living with my brother in Supply, NC. There are 3 other siblings in our family along with myself and my brother, with the majority of us living in the Washington, DC area. We needed to update mom's final Will, so that we knew that there would be future care for my brother, as well as thoughtful planning of my mother's wishes for distribution of her personal items and property.
On our first meeting, Ms. Levy's endearing personality allowed my mother and us to be completely comfortable with her in this somewhat complex, cumbersome process. Along with her expansive knowledge and experience in Elder Care law and planning, we were all quite pleased with her detailed plans for my mothers final Will. In addition, she provided plans for beginning to get my brother out on his own before my mothers passing. This included my mother and brother meeting with her social services staff and continued meetings with my brother, once the Will process was completed.
My mother was quite impressed by Ms. Levy's warm enchanting personality and began to feel like a good friend of hers. Ms. Levy would included my husband and I in my mother's meeting with her, by setting up Skype engagements with us during all the interim processes.
All in all, Ms. Levy provided outstanding services and seemed to go above and beyond in all aspects of our interactions. My husband and I had full confidence in her ability to work honestly and thoroughly with my mother to complete this important aspect of her life.
Several referrals lead me to seek the services of Helayne Levy of Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center. Along with her staff, Helayne has been most patient with me as we complete the documents and paperwork necessary for my contentment with end-of-life concerns. They have a welcoming atmosphere that puts one at ease. Having such an atmosphere and still maintaining professional standards is just the perfect balance. Respectfully,
Recently, my wife and I were faced with some complex legal issues that required urgent attention. Lacking any reliable legal contacts, we turned to an internet search and found glowing reviews for Attorney Levy and the Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center. Thankfully, we were able to secure an appointment with Ms. Levy on short notice, and never looked back. We could not have been more pleased with our choice. Ms. Levy put us at ease almost immediately, and we were able to quickly build a level of trust with her that made us feel comfortable and secure in the knowledge that we had chosen a highly competent and very personable lawyer to represent our interests. The exchanges that ensued were open and productive (as they had to be, given the time constraints of our request). Following our information-gathering session, not only did Ms. Levy devote considerable after-hours time and effort to preparing the necessary documents, but she also suggested that we meet again on Labor Day (yes, a holiday!) to see that those documents were executed in a timely fashion. I cannot say enough about her dedication to task, and work ethics that can only be described as outstanding. And we could not have been more pleased with the results. Quite simply, if you are looking for legal expertise in the field of elder law in the Wilmington area, look no further than Attorney Levy and the Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center.
Posted by Vivian
Helayne has helped me tremendously through a very sad time. Her compassion and wealth of knowledge has been a blessing! She is always willing to listen to my concerns and genuinely cares. I would recommend her highly.
Posted by Kathy
I found Helayne Levy and A Practice With Purpose after doing an online search for an elder law attorney with expertise in, among other things, estate planning.
I wanted a lawyer who was passionate about the work and excelled at it; a ‘player’ in the field, not just a reporter on the sidelines. I also needed someone I felt comfortable with and could trust. Peer reviews, affiliations and her credentials confirmed the first set of conditions – a personal visit confirmed the latter.
Within 30 minutes of my first meeting with Helayne I was sold. She is not only extremely knowledgeable of NC law but veterans rights as well; and is a warm, caring, considerate and perceptive woman with a brilliant mind. She asks all the pertinent questions and somehow manages to turn the information she’s given into options and recommendations from which legal documents bloom.
Several weeks later, our estate planning efforts are done, but she remains as responsive to my interests today as she was on day one. How fortunate I am that I didn’t stop at the first name returned by my online search.
Posted by Ken
The Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center was retained to oversee the care of both of my parents. Since I live 750 miles away it was important to obtain a firm that I had complete trust and faith in. That trust and faith was obtained from the first phone call and continues to this day. With the compassion they show and the level of detail applied to any issue they are dealing with it has made us feel as if we were their only client. I have had the opportunity to meet the staff in-person, most recently with other family members who have never spoken to or met the staff, and after that first meeting they too were impressed, stating they felt the entire staff paid attention and listened to what was said and genuinely cared about issues being discussed. Note also, the center does not jump to conclusions, they thoroughly investigate and perform fact-finding before any decision or options are presented. I am not quite ready to retire, but retiring to this area to be able to retain the services of the center for my own use is a viable option.
Posted by Chip
My wife, her parents, and I moved from Vermont to North Carolina a little over a year ago in need of an Attorney to prepare an end of life strategy for my father- and mother-in-law. We were new to Wilmington with no local family or friends and unsure who to contact for elder care law services. After a recommendation from our Realtor, we contacted Helayne. From the initial interview, we were impressed by her knowledge and approach and felt she would be a good choice. Since then, we’re happy to say that Helayne has far exceeded our expectations by providing the expert legal guidance we needed to prepare a complete end of life plan including will, power of attorney, health care plan, and trust. What impresses us the most about Helayne is her strong knowledge of the law, tenacious commitment to protect our interests, amazing responsiveness to questions, and a special knack to make complex law and end of life scenarios easy to understand. But what truly distinguishes and endears us to Helayne is the way she cares about people. She is genuinely interested in how we’re doing and makes us feel like we’re the most important part of her day. We feel like family when we meet with her. We’re always warmly welcomed and enjoy every get-together. She is such a pleasure to work with. We know we’re in good hands and consider ourselves fortunate to have chosen her. If you’re in need of elder care law services, we enthusiastically recommend Helayne as the absolute best choice!
Posted by Madeleine
Helayne Levy is someone skilled enough to navigate the ins and outs of elder law but personal enough to make one want her as a friend! I came in to get the traditional will and power of attorney "legal stuff" taken care of but left with so much more. Helayne guides and teaches as she helps her clients navigate the landscape of elder care options. She addresses the difficult topics surrounding aging such as becoming incapacitated and how to ensure your wishes are carried out if that should happen. Helayne's thoughtful and purposeful approach to elder care planning and decision making is one that I recommend everyone expriences. She will help you get prepared mentally and legally for the process of aging and ensure that the appropriate legal documents are in place.
Posted by Cindy L
From the first time we met with Helayne Levy about pursuing long-term care for my father she helped put our minds at ease. She has been so knowledgeable about helping us coordinate public and private resources to finance the cost of his care. I feel confident in recommending the services of Helayne Levy as we have always found her easy to work with and always willing to discuss any concerns and respond to all of our questions.
Posted by Stan
We both enjoyed working with Ms. Levy. She proved to have excellent insight into our needs and earned our complete trust and admiration. We would highly recommend her.