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1585 Points of Contact

by Michael Ettinger, Esq.

We were thinking the other day about what typically happens when a client signs a will. After the will signing, the client often fails to ever look at the will again and the lawyer may never contact the client again either.

Now, let’s say this particular client dies thirty years later. The old will is trotted out and, lo and behold, the executor is some very elderly or deceased sibling and the beneficiaries are quite different from what the deceased would have wanted thirty years later. Not to mention that by only having a will, not being a plan for disability or nursing home protection, this client may have died penniless, having spent down all of their assets to pay for long term care.

On the other hand, had the client secured an Ettinger Elder Law Estate Plan, they would have attended a client breakfast every two years, or fifteen client breakfasts, had ten of their complimentary three year reviews and would have received a whopping fifteen hundred and sixty of our weekly Ettinger Elder Elerts. That’s 1585 points of contact between the client and the firm, all designed to make sure that your plan works when you and your family need it, including for disability and long term care.

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