After starting my legal career practicing “big law” at large firms in New York City and Los Angeles, I quickly realized that my passion lies in working closely with families on what matters most—making sure they will be okay, no matter what, and making sure they stay out of court and out of conflict when it comes to incapacity and death of loved ones.
The importance of thorough and comprehensive estate planning cannot be underestimated! We want to make sure your children will be raised by the people you choose, with clear and comprehensive instructions in place. We want to make sure your healthcare decisions are made by the people you choose and they have guidance on what you’d want those decisions to be. We want to make sure your assets are passed down the way you’d want them to be without stress or undue delay, and that your non-monetary assets—your legacy of wisdom, experiences, and stories are passed down for future generations.
Estate planning is not a one-time transaction. It is not just a set of documents to stick on a shelf. I create an ongoing relationship with my clients because planning isn’t a one-and-done, set-it-and-forget-it, check-the-box action item. It’s an evolving set of important documents that need to be reviewed and evaluated on an ongoing basis to make sure that the plan we put in place is the plan you *want* and *need* when you can no longer make your own decisions. It needs to be kept up-to-date with changes in your life and in the law.
As a Personal Family Lawyer, I plan for contingencies beyond the obvious ones so that your plan will work when your family needs it the most. Clients often tell me that the questions I ask are ones they never even knew that had to think about. As your estate planning attorney, knowing to ask those questions is the most important part of my job.
My firm, Snider Law, PLLC, is an education-based practice because it is so important for you to understand the plan you have in place now (if you haven’t created a plan, the state has created one for you!) and what you’d rather have in place instead. As your Personal Family Lawyer, we have an easy-to-understand, streamlined system in place to bridge that gap and draft the plan that will best serve your goals.
On a personal note, I am a proud mom to 3 amazing children and a Goldendoodle puppy named Daisy. I’m originally from New York City, and after time in California, New York, and Connecticut, I have called Raleigh, North Carolina home since 2013. I serve Wake and its surrounding counties in person, and all of North Carolina virtually using Zoom. I am licensed to practice law in California and North Carolina and maintain an active NC real estate broker’s license.
I invite you to schedule a 15-minute call with me so we can discuss your unique situation.
We begin with a comprehensive inventory of everything you own, and everyone you love, and consider it all in a working meeting, called a Family Wealth Planning Session, to guide you to clarify your financial life and legacy goals before we draft a single document.
We work with you throughout every life stage to map out the most likely scenarios for you and the people you love, planning for each as your life, the law, and your assets change over time.
Our Life & Legacy Planning process ensures everything that matters most -- from your financial assets to your values, insights, stories and experience -- are captured and documented during your life and cared for over the generations to come.
Transparency in our process, and our fees … all of which are flat fees, agreed to in advance, based on your choices and with no surprises, ensuring we stay on the same side of the table - supporting you to make a lifetime of great decisions - every step of the way.
Our systems help you get clear and organized, overcoming the exact issues that keep most estate plans from actually working when they are needed most. We help you leave your family with a gift of love, and not a mess.
One-and-done estate plans focused only on money are a recipe for a big mess. We help you throughout every stage of life and be there for the people you love, when you can’t be.
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