WHAT SETS US APART FROM THE HERD?
We believe your time is as valuable as ours. We don't charge for estate planning consultations, and we don't nickel and dime. We genuinely love what we do. Did we mention good coffee in a stress-free atmosphere?
Making your tomorrows less stressful.
Whether you are starting a family, starting a business, getting ready to retire, or moving into the final stages of life, an estate plan helps you take control.
Estate planning is about more than directing the distribution of assets at your death. In fact, the name is misleading because you don’t need an estate to benefit from estate planning. A thoughtful, comprehensive estate plan lays out your intentions for how you and your loved ones will be cared for during life. It gives you control over who will be making important decisions about your life (if and when you are no longer able), while making it as easy as possible for your loved ones to carry out these important tasks. It can also help you protect assets that are important to you, to use for your own needs or to pass on to the people or organizations you cherish.
At Adaptive Law, our process is aimed at making estate planning knowledge-based, transparent and coordinated. We start by helping you learn your options so you understand why you are choosing one strategy over another. We help you coordinate your plan with your financial and insurance advisors, and—if desired—communicate your plan to your family members in a way that reduces uncertainty and conflict.
Your plan is also tailored to your specific needs. If you have minor children, we will work with you to create a Child’s Care Plan to ensure they receive the care they need during what could be the most devastating time of their life. If you own a business, we will help you determine how best to ensure your business will continue to thrive following an unexpected disability or death. And if you (or your family) is concerned about long-term care, we can help you to understand your options for supplementing with public benefits such as Medicaid and Veterans’ Aid and Attendance, and to develop a long-term strategy that makes sense for you and your family.
Our estate plans are all-inclusive, with no “hidden” fees. Consultations are free, with no obligation, so there’s really nothing to lose. And if you decide to hire us, we will tell you the fee upfront—before you sign a single document.
If you think we may be the right attorneys for you, contact us now to schedule a consultation.
Planning for our vulnerable populations.
Sometimes, estate planning isn’t enough—or cannot be accomplished due to incapacity. If you have a loved one with a disability, you may want to establish a special needs trust for their benefit (either now, or upon your death). You may also need to go through the courts to obtain guardianship over a loved one—whether it’s an adult child with developmental disabilities, or an aging parent suffering from dementia. We would be happy to talk you through your options, and help determine what makes the most sense in your unique situation.
If you are interested in having Adaptive Law assist with your special needs planning, schedule a consultation with our attorney. We do not charge for initial consultations, and employ a transparent, flat fee billing for all our trust work.
Protecting your investments.
Business planning covers a substantial body of law. Unfortunately, we cannot cover it all. Here’s a short list of the types of planning we can assist with:
- business succession planning
- limited liability company (LLC) formation
- employee contracts and handbooks
- contract review and analysis
- land use and zoning analysis
Hollie Del Vecchio has extensive experience working in numerous aspects of business law (in Oregon, Montana and Washington) and thoroughly enjoys working in this complex area of law, including matters related to real property and employment.
If you need assistance with your business planning, schedule a free consultation to see how we can work together to achieve your goals.
- Estate Planning
- Elder Law
- Long-Term Care Planning
- Business Succession
- Revocable Living Trusts
- Family Protection Trusts
- Special Needs Trusts
- Charitable Trusts
- Conservation Easements
- Monday, 8:30 to 4:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, 8:30 to 4:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, 8:30 to 4:00 p.m.
- Thursday, 8:30 to 4:00 p.m.
- Closed Fridays
- Closed for Lunch
OUR ESTATE PLANNING GUARANTEE
If—at any point prior to signing—you find yourself unsatisfied with the quality, service and value you receive through our planning process, we will refund your money.
60-day review period.
If you are uncomfortable with any of the terms of your estate plan after you sign, let us know within 60 days and we will re-do it.
We will review your plan at no charge every three years, or upon any major lifetime event.
ESTATE PLANNING: YOUR PART
What we need from you.
All potential clients must attend the initial planning meeting (in other words, if you’re married, you need to drag your spouse along with you!)
In advance of our initial meeting, we will give you a list of documents to compile. We need you to actually compile those documents and bring them with you when we meet. If you have trouble locating any of the documents (such as your property deed), contact us so we can help.
We do expect one-half payment upfront, with the remainder due at signing. There is no added fee for using a credit card, and we can make payment arrangements if needed (although you won’t sign or receive documents until your final payment is made).
ESTATE PLANS: SAMPLE PRICING*
Personal Will-Centered Estate Planning
- Individual: $600 to $900
- Family: $1,000 to $1,500
Personal Trust-Centered Estate Planning
- Individual: $3,000
- Family: $4,500
Long-Term Care Strategy Development
- Individual: $1,500
- Family: $2,500
Stand-Alone Trusts (Special Needs, Charitable Remainder, Asset Protection, and so on)
- $2,500 to $3,500, depending on complexity
- Transfer on Death Deed: $200
- Living Will for Cognitive Decline: $100
- Child Care Plan: $300
- Property Status Agreement: $300
- Business Succession Agreement: $900
Probate of Estate
- $6,000 minimum for intestate (died without Will)
- $5,000 minimum for testate (died with Will)