I consider it one of my greatest privileges to be able to help families and individuals with their estate planning. Whether I'm working with young parents who want to protect their children, mature couples looking to protect their hard-earned assets, or people facing a difficult and unanticipated health crisis-- I see my clients as friends. In fact, developing meaningful relationships with my clients is what I value most about my work.
I started this web-based practice when, as a guardianship attorney, I saw again and again the heartache, confusion, and panic that can occur when folks do not have basic estate planning documents in place. I wanted instead to focus on prevention. Knowing that most people avoid estate planning because of the hassle and cost involved, I decided there had to be a better way. That's how this website was born.
By maintaining a virtual office, I avoid the traditional overhead expense of a down-town office space. I pass these cost savings on to my clients in the form of lower rates. And since I communicate with my clients via phone and web conference, it makes the process convenient and simple! My practice is not a fill-in-the-blank, one-size-fits-all practice. (That's actually a very bad idea). Rather, I love being able to offer personalized estate planning that meets each client's unique needs and circumstances.
When I'm not practicing law I'm usually spending time with my husband and three children-- often driving from one track or cross-country meet to the next . Together, our family has raised three guide dogs for the blind. We love hiking the trails of the Pacific Northwest and, during the rainy season, challenging each other to a board game around the kitchen table. I enjoy yoga and trail runs (although as I age, they are more like trail walks). I have a fondness for green smoothies, and in my moments of weakness, cupcakes.