Hiring Lisa Shippel will guarantee that you will receive an expert, impartial explanation and review of the contract. She will work to negotiate fair and reasonable terms and will help you avoid pitfalls of which you may be unaware. For example, you may think the contract is a Georgia accepted form and easy to understand, but it may contain provisions that are negotiable or can create liability you did not anticipate. Litigating your rights after the fact can take years and cost thousands in legal fees. You should always have an attorney review your documents prior to signing to protect your interests.
Can’t I save money by drafting and printing my will from a website?
Each client has an individual need, and Lisa works with every client to make sure their unique needs are met through their estate plan. Web based services guess the client’s individual needs based on what the majority desires or requires. There is no dialogue between an attorney and client. There is never one answer or one way to draft an estate planning document. Communication and understanding of a client’s need is what protects the client’s largest assets; his heirs and his estate.
When is an appropriate time to use a mediator?
The best time to use a mediator is when a conflict first arises or prior to commencing litigation. However, if that is not an option, at any time during the litigation process it is appropriate to use a mediator to lower your costs, quicken the timeline, and come up with an outcome acceptable to all parties.
How long does it take to incorporate a business?
I can help you incorporate your business and handle all aspects from A-Z within a few days. For an additional charge, the whole process can be expedited and you can be ready for business the following business day.
How often should my estate plan be reviewed or updated?
Estate plans should be reviewed every three to five years. The addition of a new child, a divorce, a change in economic circumstance, in the tax code are all reasons to review your plan. Once your estate plan documentation is completed, clients are reminded to call me for a review (free of charge) whenever they wish.
What potential legal issues that can arise from a real estate transaction?
Some clients sign contracts and believe because the contract is standard form there won't be any issues at closing. There can be title issues that delay or terminate the closing and the contract may not address who has to pay that cost. Also, many clients complain that they had to wait for hours at their last closing and information was missing until the last minute. Our attention to detail resolves all potential issues before you enter the office.