5.0 stars 20 totalReview Helayne Levy
Posted by Helene
Helayne Levy is one awesome Attorney. She is smart, articulate, her understanding of this most complicated Law is amazing. She further speaks to you in layman's language that you can understand. Her mission is to protect you, your assets.. All these attributes are make Helayne Levy one Attorney I was proud to hire A D so very glad I did.
Posted by Diane White
From our initial consultation, Helayne provided my brother and me peace of mind and confidence that we had come to the right place. Dueq to some complications with my father's will and beneficiary designations, we were in jeopardy of my brother losing public assistance and benefits. Helayne explained our options and guided us through a process to ensure he received his share of my father's estate while maintaining his benefits. Helayne treated my special needs brother with dignity and respect. She was honest, compassionate, and competent. She answered every question with patience. She was promptly responsive to our calls. It was evident that she was passionate about her job and that she wanted to do a good job for us...and she did. At a time when we were grieving and unsure of what to do, Helanyne was an answer to our prayers. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you, Helayne.
Posted by Denise
Helayne Levy is the most compassionate, caring lawyer, and person I've ever met. From the minute we walked in, she made my father and I feel as if we we're her only clients. Her entire staff did the same. From the smiles on their faces when they greeted us, to the reassuring sound in their voices, I knew we were in the right place. My parents needed some major changes to their Will, along with other legal papers. Advanced directives, power of attorney, medical power of attorney, and more. After all their years of working hard, and saving, my mother's medical situation had become dire. Dad, was now with a walker and I was their sole caregiver. Scared and unsure of the proper way to handle any of this. Helayne sat us down and talked to us. Just talked to us. Not in legal terms, that we would never understand. But in layman's terms. She took the time to understand who my parents were. What they wanted, what their needs were. She then set a plan in motion, which covered everything important to them.
Once all the papers were drawn up and signed, I thought what a wonderful thing. Peace of mind for them both and no more worrying about what's going to happen. We could dedicate our time solely to making mom comfortable in her final days.
But Helayne's compassion did not stop once she was paid. She keep in touch. When mom was called to heaven, Helayne herself, came to her funeral.
My father declined rapidly at this point, and still Helayne kept in constant contact. Even coming to see him, just to say hi and check on him. If i was ever unsure of something, all i had to do was call, and she would respond. Usually right then, or within minutes, I'd get a call back. She would make him smile and laugh even while he faced death. Her continuous contact with us was not only amazing to me, but very comforting to my father and I. In his final hours, he continued to say, how at ease he was, knowing everything he worked for was in order, and would be executed the way THEY wanted it. From funeral arrangements to property and personal belongings being disbursed. He considered her a friend, and even called her his Family at that point. It was only 6 months later, that dad joined mom in heaven. Again, Helayne attended the funeral.
Helayne is the most amazing person, not to mention lawyer I've ever had the privilege to meet. Being the only family they had, and the sole caregiver to both was tough. But she allowed me, to give them all my time and caring without the worry of legal issues. She took that away, so I could make their final hours comfortable and full of love. Without her, that would have been impossible.
I've dealt with other lawyers in the past, but Helayne....she's not just a lawyer. If you're her client, she makes you feel like Family. It's been 1 year for mom, and 6 months for dad, and Helayne and I still talk. She's amazing.
I recommend Helayne Levy to everyone I know. I don't think I would have made it thru this trying time without her.
I'd like to thank her and her entire staff for all their hard work. I gave my parents all the love and comfort I could in their final days here, but Helayne gave them peace.
God Bless you. You're hard work, and compassion will never be forgotten.
Posted by Carol
Helayne Levy is a tribute to the legal profession. Upon meeting with me initially, she recognized the time sensitivity of our dilemma, and acted expediently to correct our issues. My elderly Mother found herself embroiled in a legal situation that could have potentially been devastating, emotionally as well as financially. Without the guidance of Helayne and her professional staff, I seriously doubt we would have persevered, Not only was she direct and succinct, but she took the time necessary to explain in detail all aspects of the matter, questioning my mother as she proceeded to ensure comprehension of the discussion.
All telephone calls or texts were answered expediently, usually that same day, by either Helayne or her paralegal, certainly an anomoloy in the legal profession,
After numerous encounters with various attorneys throughout my life, I can honestly recommend Helayne as the most professional and, actually, caring individual I have employed. She has even visited my Mother in her home, certainly a gesture I will never forget. Her apparent compassion for the elderly is evident and serves her well in her chosen profession.
Posted by Thomas C.
My son needed a Special Needs trust in conjunction with applying for Medicare and Medicaid. This is a very complicated area and I wanted to make sure this trust was set up correctly so I contacted Attorney Levy upon a referral from another attorney. Ms. Levy patiently explained the why's and mechanism of setting up this trust to my son, my wife and myself in simple terms as we are not lawyers.
Ms. Levy then contacted our financial services firm to transfer monies into this Special Needs trust. She took the pain out of trying to do this as I have my hands full in other aspects of trying to get benefits for our son.
I highly recommend Attorney Helayne Levy with Special Needs trusts; Elder Law and a myriad of legal issues.
Posted by Raquel
When my companion and I met, we were 69 years old. He and I soon faced the issue of marriage. We both wanted to be sure we were doing the correct financial thing for us together and individually. We both wanted the best outcome with our finances and families. When we consulted with Helayne Levy we learned so much about keeping our finances safe and sound. We are so grateful to have hired Helayne, for we found in her someone we could trust and we knew she had our best interest in mind!
Posted by Nancy
My quest was to have my estate planning in order in the most comprehensive yet understandable way. Most of my family live in other states, so it was important for me that this was taken into consideration. Attorney Helayne Levy and staff accomplished this with the utmost of knowledge and true caring of my situation. Helayne Levy is an extraordinary lawyer and person.
Posted by Paula (Eva)
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.
Posted by L. C. - Columbus County, NC
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,
Posted by Curt
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.