Posted by Caroline
I retained the services of Jim Siemens for my divorce and was elated when I discovered his associate Ana M. Prendergast specializes in Geriatric Law and Estate Planning. Geriatric Attorneys are inordinately difficult to find. Ana eased the exhaustion and frustration I was experiencing in being the Healthcare and Durable POA for an overwhelming, elderly parent. Ana improved the quality of my life and my elderly parent’s life by synthesizing empathy, critical thinking and uncanny listening skills with efficiency, resulting in both short and long-term actionable results.
Ana M. Prendergast is also my Estate Attorney and conducts this with expediency. Often during divorce we are unable to focus on “next steps” and Ana helped me realize the importance of estate planning, especially as a single mother. I referred her to other friends who were equally satisfied with her gift in channeling family needs into well-conceived, solid estate planning.
A quantitative assessment of 5 stars does not do Ana justice; numerically rating her professional and personal qualities is impossible for me because she exceeded and continues to exceed my expectations.
Without reservation, I recommend Ana M. Prendergast and The Siemen’s Family Law Group for any family law related legal needs you may have. They are unquestionably the best family law practice in Asheville.
Asheville, North Carolina
Posted by Robert
Ana provided my 88 year old mother with exceptional service in the execution of all here legal documents including a Medical Directive, Power of Attorney and her Will. Answered all questions in a kind and considerate manor. She eliminated any anxiety early in the meetings and turned the process into one that gave my Mom both comfort and confidence. I was so personally impressed that I decided to use Ana for all my personal legal needs.
I have and will continue to recommend her services to others.
Posted by David
It was time to update/review our wills, so we scheduled an appointment with Ana. We reviewed all legal aspects.....difference between our will and a trust, financial power of attorney (POA), health care POA, etc. We covered all needed aspects for our estate planning needs.
Ana has a very straightforward and honest approach, which allows her to explain complex legal aspects in terms that everyone can understand... enabling them to make the right decisions. She was amazing in guiding us through the necessary steps and paperwork in getting our estate planning properly set...the result being that we now have everything in place should something happen to one or both of us. We have had no hesitation in recommending Ana to family/friends and business associates. It's a very comforting feeling to know that, should we need legal help/guidance, that we have access to people we trust who have our best interest at heart....and the best around.
Posted by Jessica
We used Ana for my mother's will and end of lufe documents after she moved here from another state. Ana's demeanor was friendly, which put us at ease, and her thoroughness and clear explanations assured us. I am glad we used Ana for this important elemen in her estate planning. She was great.
Posted by Cynthia
I started this journey with Ana Prendergast Jan 2013. She has been consistant and diligiant for my rights. Despite the many frustrating court issues with my ex she maintained integrity and poise. She fought for what was in the best interest of my children and myself. I never questioned her direction because she was experienced and professional. She was more than my lawyer, she was my advocate. I would recommend her to anyone having to go thru divorce, custody or breach of contract. She helped me through all three issues explaining the entire way and alllowing me to see the bigger picture. She is a true professional who cares about her clients.
Posted by anonymous
Ana provided me with a clear and concise plan using her knowledge and insight in a compassionate way to help me arrive at a settlement that was in my best interest. Family Law is difficult, there is a lot of emotional baggage. Ana was able to hear me, and help me process through the emotion and make a rational plan that was fair and respectful. I would recommend her without hesitation, and hope that she realizes what a difference she made in my life, not only financially, but personally.....she was able to provide a degree of dignity and integrity in the process.....not your "usual" outcome in a divorce settlement. Thank you Ana
Posted by barbara
Ana helped me prepare a will, power of attorney, and other documents to make my wishes clear as I enter retirement age and eventual infirmity. I have an awkward situation at home, and I felt confident putting my trust in Ana to help me decide the best way to write these documents and fill out my beneficiary forms. She even helped me prepare a trust for my horse. She is easy to talk to, kind, knowledgeable and thorough. She's especially well prepared to deal with elder law. I recommended her very highly.