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Posted by a Estate Planning client
When my husband and I finally agreed it was time to have our wills written up, we asked around for recommendations for estate planning attorneys. James Phillips was the name that kept coming up. In our first meeting with Mr. Phillips we noticed immediately that he has the rare ability to explain complex legal issues in a way that was easy to understand. I have found that when people are extremely educated in a given field, they tend to not take the time to explain things fully. Mr. Phillips took his time talking with us, really getting to know our unique needs before advising us as to any course of action. At no time did we feel rushed or “talked at.”
A major concern for my husband and I was the fact that we are a blended family. We wanted to make sure that each child got their fair share of our estate whether they were a biological child or a step child. Mr. Phillips listened carefully to our concerns, and, without judgment, offered some very reasonable suggestions as to what might be considered “fair” for each child as far as funds for trade school, advanced college degrees, or homeownership.
Mr. Phillips and his excellent team made what we expected to be a very trying and emotional process into an interesting and rewarding experience. Looking back now, I am so grateful to know that our kids will be taken care of.
Posted by Dianne
My husband and I worked with Jim on our family trust and estate planning, and he helped me deal with the challenges of creating new trust documents after my husband died several years ago. I recently sought his help with the administration of my mother's trust.
He is patient, thoughtful and very thorough. He anticipates situations and guides you through the thought process required for each decision, without interjecting his own opinion.
I trust him implicitly and seek his advice with confidence. I have also recommended him to my friends.