WHAT SETS US APART FROM THE HERD?
We believe your time is as valuable as ours. We don't charge for initial 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, or getting ready to retire, an estate plan helps you take control of your life.
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.
Our estate plans are all-inclusive, with no “hidden” fees. If you think we may be the right attorneys for you, schedule a consultation. They’re 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.
Planning for and adapting to the unexpected.
Adaptive Law can help you and your family take the stress out of aging. Understanding your options for achieving adequate, cost-effective long-term care without draining your assets can be overwhelming and we know you have better things to do with your time. We can help you identify and implement a long-term care strategy that makes sense for you and your family—starting with a plan for supplementing your own funds with public benefits such as Medicaid and Veterans’ Aid and Attendance planning.
To be effective, though, a long-term care plan must be prepared at least five years in advance of any public assistance. Many people miss the opportunity. If your parent, spouse or partner is suddenly facing a health care crisis without a plan in place, we can still help—starting by helping you determine your available options. If a guardianship is needed, we can walk you through that process as well.
Whether you are experiencing a health care crisis or planning in advance, consider scheduling a consultation. They’re free, with no obligation, so there’s really nothing to lose. And as with our estate and business planning, we will tell you the fees upfront—before you sign a single document.
Helping you help your community, which helps us all.
Adaptive Law is committed to supporting our local non-profit organizations. One way we accomplish this goal is by helping people prepare meaningful planned gifts to support the charities they value. We can work with your financial advisors to create a gifting strategy that benefits a non-profit of your choosing while you are alive, or that leaves a legacy upon your death. We can help you create a charitable trust, if appropriate, or establish an endowment fund or scholarship program. Or simply include your favorite charity in your will—you’d be amazed how much difference even 10% can make!
If you are interested in preparing a charitable gifting plan of any size, schedule a consultation to see how we can work together to achieve your goals and support our local community.
Land gives us food, places to explore, and so much more.
It sounds cliche, but our land truly is our most precious resource. It sustains us with food and clean water, gives us places to explore and relax, provides timber and other resources upon which we depend, and gives wildlife a place to thrive and adapt.
With extensive experience in land use planning, real estate, and agricultural and natural resources law, Adaptive Law is well equipped to provide legal assistance as you seek to conserve your private land for farming, timber, or open space. We can help you prepare (or understand) a conservation easement, help you work with your local land trust, or explore other mechanisms for protecting your land. In addition to conserving our natural resources, these strategies can come with great tax advantages too!
If you are interested in protecting your land for future generations, schedule a consultation to see how we can work together to achieve your goals. They’re free, with no obligation, so there’s really nothing to lose.
- Estate Planning
- Elder Law
- Long-Term Care Planning
- Revocable Living Trusts
- Family Protection Trusts
- Charitable Trusts
- Planned Gifting
- 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 Estate Planning
- Individual: $1,000 to $2,500
- Family: $2,000 to $5,000
Planning + Plan Funding and Settlement
- Individual: $2,500 to $4,000
- Family: $5,000 to $7,500
Long-Term Care Strategy Development
- Individual: $1,500
- Family: $2,500
Stand-Alone Trusts (Special Needs, Charitable Remainder, Family Protection, and so on)
- $2,000 to $5,000, depending on complexity
*Plans for multi-million dollar estates may cost more.