Posted by Kevin
Carolina Family Estate Planning worked with our schedule, specified costs up front, communicated kindly, answered our questions clearly, produced the plans we'd hoped for and delivered them in a beautifully organized binder. Five stars.
Posted by David
Carolina Family Estate Planning met my expectations:
• Returned my initial inquiry courteously and promptly;
• Scheduled my initial (and free) introductory consultation with a recommended plan
• Proposed a fixed fee to establish the trust;
• Explained what I needed to bring to each meeting;
• Always met on time; explained until I understood what we were doing;
• Handled emergencies (while I was on the phone with them) that came up as I was transferring / renaming / etc. assets into my new trust.
• Followed up periodically to assure that everything was happening.
• So, what can I say? They are good.
Posted by Harper
We engaged Jackie tp prepare Power of Attorneys for both of us. From the beginning to the end everything was scheduled for completion in about 3 weeks. The interview allowed adequate time to express our concerns and receive advice from Jackie. The completed project looked great and the fee was very reasonable. Will definitely return for any future legal needs.
Posted by Barbara
Very professional. Excellent service. Attended a free seminar that answered many of our questions about estate planning. Fix price package lets you know in advance the total cost. No hidden fees or surprises. All of our calls and emails were promptly answered. No question was too small.
What we liked most was the steplike, progressive way everything was handled, allowing us to ask questions, convey our needs, and feel comfortable with the decisions we made.
Even months after all of our documents were signed, payments made, etc. staff still is available to handle any new concerns.
We definitely recommend this firm.
Posted by David
Everyone was friendly and helpful. We had wills, trusts, advanced directives, and power of attorney prepared Everything was explained in detail and in terms we could understand. The service was comprehensive and set up in a way to accomplish what we needed without unnecessary additional cost.
Posted by Ken
I am a researcher so thought I had a good idea of what we needed going in. To be blunt I was mistaken. Jackie and her team help us get everything in order. Including funding the trusts they set up. Yes we still had a fair amount of homework to do and yes it required multiple meetings and hours on both parts but, in the end our family will know exactly what we want. Our estate will not be a windfall for the heirs, but will be spread out over time to provide a reliable stream of income and there will be very few things that will need to be done when we pass. Best of all everything is still in our control until that time comes. Having recently gone through probate for my wife's mother and currently going through it for her father we decided we did not want our kids to go through the same thing.
If there were one thing I would change is I would do this sooner. We are nearing retirement and we should have been looking at this 20 years ago. We would have done many things different. We plan to be around for quite a bit longer so we have also gone on their maintenance plan which will allow us to keep things up to date as laws and our situations change.
I have already recommended to several coworkers that they attend one of CFEP's free seminars and will continue to do so. If you are reading this you must have some interest so go to one of their free seminars and start getting your plans on track.
Posted by Edward
Jackie looked at all of our "papers " including prior will, powers of attorney, medical directives, account statements, etc. She gave opinions on proper titleings and reasons for doing so. Recommended a plan for up to date estate protection suited to our age, our family's best interest and efficient distribution of assets in case of disability or death.
Posted by Gary
I was very pleased with the experience of updating our wills, powers of attorney and trust. The process started with a well executed, quick paced and helpful group seminar to set the foundation. Individual meetings followed that were tailored to our needs and circumstances. The will, trust and powers of attorney were tailored to our requests and each time delivered properly without required edits or updates. The transfer of assets into the trust was well researched, organized and made our execution of the transfers seamless, quick and easy. We met with six or seven people during the process and all were knowledgeable, a pleasure to work with and are part of an uncommonly effective, fun and special culture. The entire experience was much more pleasant than I expected.
Posted by Charlie
Very detailed oriented firm. They are genuinely in the business to help families protect their estate. Comfortable atmosphere, professional and friendly staff and very intelligent lawyers. We felt lucky to have stumbled upon them...plus the cookies are delicious !
Posted by anonymous
As a couple with small children, we wanted to make sure they are protected and cared for in case the unforeseeable should happen. We came to CFEP knowing very little about the estate planning process, but left the experience feeling as though our wishes were met with the help of a knowledgeable, friendly, and professional staff