Posted by Doug
I have over the course of many years been required to update my will and the details of my estate planning and have used the resources of several attorneys in the process.
I have never met or worked with an attorney as competent and thorough as April Hill.
My sister has been recently placed in assisted living and I needed to set up a Revocable Trust as well as a Special Needs Trust.
I am very fortunate to have met April Hill.
This is why.
First of all she is very generous with her time. On my first visit to her office in St. Petersburg she gave me a detailed analysis of the complexity involved with legal documents regarding my sister's special needs. She outlined and clarified every legal distinction and definition regarding every question I asked her. She drew comprehensive graphs on a white board as a means of explaining points which I didn't understand.
But the thing which I found most satisfying was in the final work product of the Revocable Trust. In addition to the original documents, this financial instrument was presented to totally organized in a ring binder with every heading containing copies of all the many and varied documents tabulated and ordered all together. I am not an attorney and often feel at odds and uncertain regarding the rules and requirements pertaining to these important documents, thus the level of organization I found at the Hill Law Group, took an enormous amount of stress of me by virtue the completeness, attention to detail, and competence of the Hill Law Group .
As aforementioned, I have worked with many attorneys in the past and have not experienced such service for such a reasonable fee.
April Hill and the Hill Law Group has my highest recommendation.
Posted by Joe
Ms. Hill was exceptionally kind and thorough, and timely. She thought of things that I/we had not considered, and gave viable options and alternatives. She offered solid reasons for her advice, and explained issues in a manner that was easily understood. I freely encourage the use and services of Ms. Hill's!
Posted by anonymous
I went to Hill Law Group to have some legal documents drawn up and was impressed by not only the professional and caring environment of their offices, but the attention to detail and personal attention that we received by the team. I cannot compliment them enough on their handling of my needs and the expertise that they have provided which has helped me in dozens of ways. If you are looking for an elder law, probate, or life care planning specialist - I couldn't recommend Hill Law Group any higher. They are the one you need to choose!
Posted by anonymous
We needed to have all of our Ohio estate planning documents reviewed and brought up to date with Florida laws. April Hill was thorough, professional, and helped us resolve ways to be fair and equitable to all of our 4 daughters, sons-in-law, and 10 grandchildren.
Posted by Michelle
As a granddaughter left with the responsibility of caring for my grandmother, I needed advice from someone who could guide me through the process of applying for Medicaid, and setting up certain accounts that met the requirements of Medicaid. I found Ms. Hill through a mutual person. She immediately advised me of the proper steps to take to ensure a successful application to the state. I hired Ms. Hill as my grandmothers representative and was not disappointed! Even living on the opposite coast of each other, she made it easy and stress free! Thank you April and your staff for all your assistance in my Grandmother's matter.
Posted by Steve
In 2007, I returned from two years of service in the Peace Corps to find that my mother had been undergoing changes I was not aware of while overseas. It turned out she had progressed to a moderate stage of dementia and was in an unhealthy situation at home. Over the next year, I had to have her formally diagnosed, take control of her personal affairs, and move her to an ALF.
Fortunately, the director at the ALF recommended April Hill as a resource I should engage to assist in managing my mother's affairs, which I did starting in 2008. April proved to be invaluable and worth every dollar it cost to retain her services. She provided all the guidance necessary to procure the government's VA benefits to which my mother was entitled as well as to set up a plan for her long term care, including the eventual need for her transition to an excellent nursing home and enrollment in Medicaid when the increased cost of the nursing home exceeded my mother's financial assets.
Not only is April highly knowledgeable and dedicated, she's caring and compassionate in those times of trouble with elderly relatives, which is so important and appreciated.
Posted by Betty
Frustrated over the the health care system, the team at Hill Law Group could not have been more helpful and professional. With my mother in Florida, and I living out of state the Life Care Planning concept kept me focused and organized, not to mention well informed. Being a registered nurse from out of state, working with the Client Nurse Advocate made communications easy.Most importantly Mom is pleased with the outcome and we have peace of mind.
Posted by Chelsie M. Lamie, Esq.
While I am a personal injury attorney, I am also a CLIENT of April Hill. April handled my estate planning and did a wonderful job - I couldn't be happier! Thanks again, April. You've made me feel comfortable knowing that my affairs are in order and that my family will be taken care of.
Posted by penny
APRIL HILL IS A PLEASURE TO DO BUSINESS WITH. HER AND HER STAFF ARE VERY HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY. WHEN YOU WALK IN TO THE OFFICE YOU FEEL AT HOME. HER #1 CONCERN WAS: WHAT WAS BEST FOR OUR SON AND THAT WAS WHAT WAS IMPORTANT TO US. SHE HANDLED ALL OF THE POWER OF ATTORNEYS FOR US BUT AS FAR AS THE TRUST FUND IT WAS BETTER FOR HIM TO GO WITH A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER TO YOU. HER AND HER STAFF ARE DOWN TO EARTH BUT YET VERY PROFESSIONAL.I WOULDNT THINK TWICE ABOUT USING HER AGAIN.
Posted by Ruth
I am a widow with family scattered across the country and busy with their own careers and families. In other words, my sons can't come running when something happens to Mom.
I used to worry a lot about the mental deficits that often come with aging. Now I feel completely secure with April Hill as my Power of Attorney. When I'm no longer able to manage alone, she will make sure my wishes are followed and my needs are met. She has all the information necessary to do this, because she knew what questions to ask me in the beginning.
My questions were answered promptly and fully, not in "legalese," but in language I could easily understand. April explained fully the rationale behind every suggestion she made. She never rushed me into any decision, but took all the time necessary to make sure I understood the choices I was making.
I recently recommended April to an elderly friend, and April has exceeded even my very high expectations in her care of my friend.
In my view, April is an honest attorney who is super-smart and who puts her whole heart into taking the best possible care of her clients. She has also assembled a knowledgeable and extremely competent staff who have demonstrated their dedication to handling each case with the utmost care.
I believed it was important to find a Certified Elder Law Attorney to do my estate planning, even though my assets are not significant. In April Hill I found not only the knowledge and expertise I expected, but integrity, insight, and the heart of a caring friend and ally.