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Posted by Lyle, a Elder Law client, Flag
Attorney Crawford prepared our family trust, our last will and testament, power of attorney for health care and financial power of attorney in August 2007. At this time we though we completed our planning.
Then Attorney Crawford sent us a letter the first part of this year, 2013, suggesting that we look into the asset and home protection trusts. We just completed the final phase for our home and assets. Thank you Attorney Crawford.
Attorney Crawford is very knowledgeable in elder law and a very easy person to work with.
Posted by Tim, a Elder Law client, Flag
My dad hired him and During the 3-½ hour meeting it was my experience that he was unwilling to hear an entire explanation… Cutting you off after a couple of words into the explanation… Then giving legal advice without allowing the client to fully explain the facts of the case. When trying to clarify the facts he continually interrupts and would not listen to anything you have to say. This 3-½ hour meeting plus an estimated hour of prep time was $2000 at an average of $889 an hour. We were rushed threw the meeting with him saying we did not have time to go over every detail. We were lead to believe that the $2000 quote was to handle the entire case from start to finish. At the end of the meeting he proceeds to ask for over $5000 to have his assistant file the paperwork with the state. Had we known that everything was not included we would not have allowed him to rush us out the door thinking that he was allowing for time to complete all the paperwork in his original quote. He charges much higher prices than other attorneys for the same work. He uses high-pressure tactics asking you to sign things without fully explaining what it is you are signing. Do your self a favor and use someone else.
Posted by Robert, a Elder Law client, Flag
Tim is a very knowledgeable and experienced Elder Care Attorney. His knowledge with regard to forthcoming changes in the law is impressive. He is very good at explaining complex subjects so that they are easier to understand. He is very well organized and productive, able to cover a lot of information efficiently, without the client feeling rushed. He responds well to questions. His typed handout materials are very helpful.
Posted by Ken, a Trusts client, Flag
We were very pleased with his expertise. He was receptive to our needs and concerns and questions and we could not be more pleased with the services provided us.
Posted by DuWayne, a Trusts client, Flag
My wife and I originally hired Tim a few years ago to complete our estate planning. When he contacted us earlier this year regarding changes to the "look back period", we decided that we needed to see him again. That was the best decision we could have made. Tim explained the upcoming changes in a way that we could easily understand. He helped us to make the necessary changes to our family trust so that we could protect our assets for our later years and our family. Tim leaves no stone left unturned. He went over every step and made sure that we understood everything. Just as Tim answered our questions while we were in the office, his staff is there to help any time after that. His staff is quite knowledgeable and extremely willing to help. I would recommend that any family looking to comple a family trust should see Tim Crawford.
Posted by Peter, a Estate Planning client, Flag
I liked the way he was well prepaired when we went to his office. There was no looking for the next paper to read to us and explain. He explained every thing, so my wife and I could understand what we were signing. The whole office was helpful, and greeted us, like we were regular clients. They gave a personal touch to everything, when they found out I was fighting cancer. I have told a lot of people, how I was treated, and stated that if they needed that type of help from a lawyer, he would be the one to work with. On a scale of 1-10, I would give that office a 12.+
Posted by Todd, Flag
Our meeting with Tim was excellent. All bases were covered including a few we never would have thought of. Everything was timely and complete.
Posted by JOHN, a Elder Law client, Flag
Tim did our trusts & asset protection, & help us with all the protection that we needed , i have told others about him and what he did for us, he is very knowledgeable about the system, keeped us informerd on all that we needed to know. Everyone should talk to tim, about wills, trusts & asset protection.
Posted by Michelle, a Elder Law client, Flag
In 2006, Atty Crawford set up a way for my husband and me to avoid losing our home and to avoid paying nursing home costs. When we sold our home in 2007 and bought a new home, Atty Crawford made sure all the paper work needed to continue with this plan was done. My husband died in 2012 and the home and assets were transferred without having to go through a probate procedure.
Atty Crawford also put into place for us a Level III Power of Attorney to protect us in the future. He also drew up a codicil to both of our wills. His way of explaining all the legal terminology was put into simple and easy to understand language. Copies of all signed documents were given to us, along with hand outs about matters to think about for the future. I know when I (or my representative) must contact Atty Crawford again. I would hire Atty Crawford for any and all legal matters. Atty Crawford is highly intelligent, energetic, knowledgeable and very personable. In my opinion, Atty Crawford is the best Lawyer to take care of things for you and your family.
Posted by Beth, a Elder Law client, Flag
We felt completely comfortable and felt we had chosen the best lawyer to handle our trust needs. The complete Crawford team was extremely informed and organized. Tim was extremely detailed and easy to talk to examining every scenario.
Posted by Tom, a Trusts client, Flag
Tim is the most knowledgeable Lawyer that I have ever met. He explains all of the issues in very easy to understand terms. His advise is always honest, sincere and focused on my best interests
Posted by a Trusts client, Flag
We found Mr. Crawford to very knowledgeable of elder law,how to protect home and assets. He provides printed information for his clients and outlines what is to be done. However, we found some of the information overwhelming,
Posted by Tom, a Elder Law client, Flag
Tim was very helpful and explained all of the details in terms that we could understand.
We are sure that his advice will be a big benefit to us in the future.
Posted by Jim, Flag
He does know the law however, you will end up paying a lot more with him. He insinuated he could handle a case for a couple thousand dollars but this was just phase one. The whole program would have costed me up to $20,000.00. All I had to do was speak with a couple of attorneys I knew and the minute I mentioned his name they laughed. He uses high pressure tactics to scare you into using his service.
Posted by Rosemary, a Elder Law client, Flag
Attorney Crawford prepared trust documents for my husband and me 17 years ago. He evaluated all the information we provided and advised us of the best course for us. He prepared our documents and answered our questions. He keeps up to date with the law changes and their implications for estate planning and informs his clients of their status, whether needing to update or not. I must mention his staff, who are always courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable in their positions. His website, emails, and telephone conferences also provide free, valuable information. I have confidence in him and do recommend him.
Posted by John, a Trusts client, Flag
Mr Crawford and his staff worked with us to set up our family trust. He and his team planned, prepared and processed all the necessary paperwork and provided detailed instructions on the tasks we needed to complete. Whenever we had questions, they were more than happy to respond and assist us with any problems we encountered
Posted by Dave, a Elder Law client, Flag
I thought my wife's and my estates were in good order until I found out about probate issues. Atty Crawford did a thorough assessment of our documents and helped us (and our kids in the future) know the law as related to the elderly. We felt very comfortable discussing matters (financial, health, and death) as to protecting us as we get older and our health fails. We also checked out his status with BBB and Wisconsin's Bar. He received 5 stars from them. We're in GOOD HANDS with him.
Posted by Jon, a Trusts client, Flag
Tim did all the trust work for our family. It was done in a very prompt and professional manner. I have recommended him to numerous friends and fellow ministers. Tim is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Anytime I need legal advice I go to him first.
Posted by james, a Elder Law client, Flag
Mr Crawford is knowlegable regarding elder law however he uses somewhat deceptive marketing tecniques such as the "right to change your mind agreement" and a "level III power of attorney"which are used by other attorneys under more common legal names. He is also at least 4-8 times more expensive for the same products.
Posted by Ellen, a Estate Planning client, Flag
Tim was recommended to me by a friend and for good reason, he's the best! His vast knowledge of estate planning brought comfort to me and my family as we planned out our future. He was very responsive to our questions, got back to us in a timely manner and was very accommodating to our time constraints. Would HIGHLY recommend!
Posted by Michele, a Wills client, Flag
I have my Will and Financial and Healthcare Power with Attorney Crawford since 2003.
Posted by Linda, a Elder Law client, Flag
It always takes a crisis before we realize how unprepared we really are.
How much is knowledge worth to you? I can tell you from experience it is not a good feeling to be suddenly caught off guard, unprepared and uninformed.
The wealth of information provided by Tim Crawford and his staff was an eye opener for me. Not only did they act quickly in my time of family crisis, they went the extra miles (literally) by making a trip to the hospital. Tim and his staff made me feel that my crisis was the most important task of the day.
I would strongly urge anyone to seek out Timâ€™s expertise. Be prepared, be informed and know your options so you can protect what youâ€™ve worked so hard to attain.
Posted by a Probate client, Flag
Being an executor for my moms estate, I learned a good lesson on what not to do with my assets and estate planning. Unfortunately the lawyer I hired at the time was not only clueless, he was a crook who ended up in jail.
That experience left a bad taste in my mouth for attorneys. I finally settled on Tim for our estate planning after referral from my in-laws. I could not have been happier. He is not only knowledgeable, he is very good at explaining complex issues. He presents your options in ways you can understand and is vert patient.
He also has very good plans for future changes resulting from changes in your life or the lives of your kids/grandkids. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Posted by John, a Trusts client, Flag
What I really liked about this experience was the time he took to explain the different choices and which was the best for us. He was patient and really listened while making good eye contact. His knowledge in Power of Attorney and Living trusts was superior to any previous attorneys we have used. Answered all our questions in a manner we could understand. While we may not remember all the details, we know everything is there in black and white to be executed in the best possible senario for our needs. We highly recommend him.
Posted by Phyllis, a Estate Planning client, Flag
Tim's knowledge and expertise in asset protection proved to be a very valuable experience for us. He spent time patiently explaining the process to us. He was personable and very thorough with his explaination. His sincerity to help us was very obvious and much appreciated. We know without a doubt we made the best choice when we chose Tim to help us with protecting our, (my mom's) assets. Tim was truly a blessing to us!
Posted by Don & Nancy, a Elder Law client, Flag
We were very pleased with the service we received from Tim and his office staff. Tim set up a Right to Change Your Mine Agreement.
Posted by a Elder Law client, Flag
When my mother was diagnoised with Alzheimers and would most likely need extensive long-term care, our family knew we needed to protect the family assets to provide funds in case my elderly father needed care as well. As it turned out, my father got cancer after my mother entered the nursing home, and the children were so grateful to have sufficient funds to provide good care for my father.
Atty. Tim Crawford provided advice and documentation for my Dad on "Right to Change your Mind" Agreement to protect assets for their home as well as other documentation to protect assets as my mother entered the nursing home. All legal proceededings occurred exactly as Atty. Crawford indicated. Our family was very thankful to have such excellent legal advice and documentation.
Posted by Bruce, a Elder Law client, Flag
We felt Tim was very helpful and knowledgeable in asset protection laws. Thus far we have no complaints. He has been very thorough in explaining things and we feel confident we have planned wisely.