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. There is a $250 fee for advisory consultations, but this amount will be credited to your account if you choose to hire us.
Land Use Law
Protecting our most precious resource.
Adaptive Law has particular expertise in all things land—land use planning, conservation agreements, easement agreements, boundary line disputes, adverse possession, real estate transactions, agricultural leases, and so forth. Our goal is always to resolve such matters without resorting to litigation, especially where neighbors are involved. However, we are prepared to do so where necessary.
If you need assistance with a land dispute, schedule a consultation to see how we can work together to achieve your goals. There is a $250 fee for advisory consultations, but this amount will be credited to your account if you choose to hire us.
Helping you achieve justice.
Most cases are not litigated. They settle before a judge or jury makes a decision. However, if you have a case where settlement was not achieved, the odds that you will wind up on the “wrong” side of the judge or jury decision are 50-50. As a former academic researcher and writer, attorney Hollie Del Vecchio is well suited to evaluating the facts of a case and crafting persuasive legal arguments. As an advocate for the underrepresented, Hollie is especially committed to plaintiff’s work and aiding persons who are disadvantaged in our legal system—or anything that could result in better case law, regardless of the parties.
In considering whether to move forward with an appeal of your case, bear in mind that you are likely to lose. The odds are not in your favor. However, there are cases where a real error was made, or maybe where a constitutional right was not raised during litigation. There are cases worth pursuing and we can help you gauge whether your case is one of them.
If you are interested in having Adaptive Law review your case, schedule a consultation with our attorney. There is a $250 fee for advisory consultations, but this amount will be credited to your account if you choose to hire us.
- Estate Planning
- Elder Law
- Long-Term Care Planning
- Business Succession
- 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 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)