Posted by Mark
We were looking for an attorney to revise my mother-in law's trust, as she was growing more frail. She hated typical attorneys but had a large estate so we needed a difficult combination- total competence and someone who could be both gentle with frail clients and tough when problems arose, and found that combination in Jennifer. I am a financial planner myself and have some knowledge of estate planning and have advised clients on seeking attorneys, and Jennifer is the best I have found. I know famous attorneys who have written books on the subject but when it comes to the combination of knowledge AND client skills, Jennifer is the BEST!
Posted by Terry
I was referred to Jennifer Sawday by a good friend of mine after my father passed away and I had to deal with probate and some litigation matters. I had been frustrated by my previous counsel who was completely uncommunicative and blew through my retainer with great haste and few results. Jennifer was a breath of fresh air being very straight forward communicative and helpful in a confusing time when assistance was greatly needed.
Posted by Caroline
Jennifer Sawday definitely knows her stuff. I am currently working with her to set up my own trust, after attending an event where she did a presentation on the importance of estate planning. (Some of her horror stories really woke me up. And I don't even have children or heirs to worry about!) She clearly knows how to set up a trust, how to protect her clients' assets, and it sounds like she is an absolute bulldog for her clients.
She will go to court to fight for you if she has to, but her best advice is to avoid that by correctly setting up your trust in the first place. She was able to answer every question I had in our initial consultation. "What if I forget to include an asset or acquire a new asset after setting up my trust?", "What if my successor trustee dies before me or is unable/unwilling to perform his/her duties?", etc.
If you are like me and want to make sure to get all the facts before doing something as important as setting up a trust, meet with Jennifer. It will be time well spent.
Posted by Johnny A. Dellinger
Jennifer is a great trust attorney. She updated my mothers trust and did an outstanding job. I highly recommend her and when I'm back in town will ask her to prepare a trust for me. She knows what she's doing, she's responsive,patient and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Delia
With the death of my remaining parent I needed to update my estate planning documents, and Jennifer really took the time to explain to me my options so I felt I was making an informed choice. I thought I needed to revise my trust, but she pointed out we could restate the trust so that the previous trust would no longer be relevant.
She also explained the importance of properly documenting my assets for my trust, and offered to send me Schedules A and B in a Word document so that I could update them myself as needed.
I thought she was patient and understanding, and also efficient. She completed the documents quickly and efficiently, at a reasonable cost. I am very proud to say she's my attorney.
Posted by anonymous
Finally getting around to my estate planning and this being my first experience with a lawyer, Jennifer Sawday was patient, thorough and answered all my questions in a way that I completely understood throughout the process. She was very knowledgeable in every aspect of my estate planning. I would highly recommend her!