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My father hired Richard Mahony to set up a family trust after attending one of his seminars. After mom and dad died I was the successor trustee. I called Mr. Mahoney a couple of times for clarification and he was rude (called me 'honey'), abrupt, and dismissive. He said he would have to charge me if he did what I asked (fine with me), but said I could handle this myself if I just googled some documents. He couldn't wait to get off the phone with me. I happen to have my own revocable trust and know what a good estate attorney should do for their client. Avoid this one.
I had called on behalf of my mother, who is the trustee of her sister's estate; we were requesting simple clarification of a paragraph in the original will and trust that Mr. Mahony had created in 1993. He did not allow me to ask the specific request my mother had made; he told me to tell my mother that, since her sister was deceased, he no longer had a client. He said that if my mother wanted to engage his services, we could make an appointment with him and that he charges $130.00 per hour. He could, as a courtesy, have clarified the one paragraph, and he would have taken up perhaps five minutes of his time. It is my personal opinion that he could even have billed her for the five-minute clarification, which would have been approximately eleven dollars. I realize, however, that the $130.00 Mr. Mahony charges is a minimum fee. Needless to say, we retained another attorney.