The Traditional Lawyer Experience
Explaining what sets Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Pile Law Firm apart
first requires an explanation of the “traditional” lawyer experience. If you’ve
worked with a lawyer in the past to prepare your estate planning documents, much
of this will likely sound familiar.
During the traditional experience, you’ll go in and meet
with a lawyer, and that lawyer will make things seem very complicated and
confusing. No doubt you’ll recognize that the lawyer is smart and seems to know
what he or she is doing, so you’ll nod and answer questions as if you
understand everything. Because you want to do the right thing for your family,
you’ll have the lawyer prepare documents for you, and you’ll sign the
documents, feeling relieved that you’ve got that taken care of.
You’ll take your fancy planning binder home, stick it on a
shelf or in a drawer, mark estate planning off on your checklist as “DONE,” and
never think about it again.
You might remember your lawyer said something about moving
your bank accounts into the trust. So you’ll go to the bank, forget what you
were supposed to do, call your lawyer’s office, get a voicemail, have to leave
the bank and wait for a call back (which takes several hours at least and
sometimes days), and by that time, you’ll have gotten busy with other things
and not gotten around to moving that bank account.
A few weeks later, you’ll get a bill in the mail for $67.50
for 15 minutes of your lawyer’s time in which all you did was answer a couple
of questions. Then you’ll make a mental note: Don’t call that lawyer ever again!
Several years later, you’ll refinance your house or sell it
and buy a new one, and you’ll forget that you were supposed to let your lawyer
know or make sure you kept the title in the name of the trust.
Your children will get older, making your guardianship
choices outdated, but you won’t want to call your lawyer because you know
you’ll get a bill in the mail two weeks later.
You’ll hear something about a change in the tax law, but you’ll
figure you surely would have gotten a letter in the mail from your lawyer if the
change affected you, so you don’t worry about it. You won’t call your lawyer,
either. Why? Because you don’t remember his or her name, and you’d have to dig
through boxes to find the trust documents that contain the contact information.
Who has time for that?
It’s not until you become incapacitated or die and your
family finds the binder you stuck up on a shelf several years earlier and forgot
that anyone realizes there’s a problem: Your plan is now so outdated that it no
longer has anything to do with your life, your assets, or the law.
Your family is at a loss. They don’t know where to turn or
what to do, so they contact the same lawyer you used to prepare the documents, and
that lawyer is as happy as can be to probate your assets, which never made it
into the trust.
The Pile Law Firm
What makes our firm different is that we built our practice with
the estate planning needs of growing
families in mind. We understand that you’re BUSY, you’re growing, you’re intent
on planning for a life of prosperity, and you value ease, convenience, and
efficiency. You want to know you’ve made the best decisions for your family and
that your plan will work when your loved ones need it most. You want to make
sure your children will be taken care of in the best way possible and that they’re
properly prepared to receive your property if anything happens to you.
Rest assured, this is our focus as well. We’ve developed
unique systems to give you the same access to a personal family lawyer that
previously was available only to the likes of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and
Sam Walton. With Pile Law Firm you’ll get the guidance you need to build and
maintain your own life of prosperity and wealth – and pass it on.
We encourage communication with our clients. In fact, we’ve
thrown out the time clocks so you never have to be afraid to call with a quick
question. The majority of what we do is billed on a flat-fee basis and agreed-to
in advance, so there are never any surprises.
We have a whole team to serve you at our offices in Blue
Bell, Pennsylvania. When you call us to ask a quick question, you won’t have to
wait hours or days for a phone call back. You’ll get your answer right away. If you need to schedule a more in-depth legal or strategic call with us, a
call will be scheduled when everyone’s available and ready for it so we
can make the very best use of your time – and not waste time playing
In addition, we ensure that everyone involved follows
through on the most important details of your planning and that your plan
continues to work throughout your lifetime.
We have a “funding coordinator” to ensure that …
- your assets are protected over the course of your
- none of your assets will end up going through a
long, expensive court process, and
- none of your assets will be lost to the state
because they were missed after your death.
We’ve created unique membership programs, too – programs that
keep your plan up to date year in, year out, and give you access to our trusted
team of legal experts for guidance on any legal or financial matter. One
day you will need a lawyer. Pretty much everyone does at one time or
another and for one reason or another. And when you do, you’ll be
grateful that you can call on us and know we’ll be here to advise you or get
you out of a jam.
Lastly, we believe your financial wealth is only a small
part of your overall “Family Wealth.” The bulk of it is made up of your far-more-valuable
intellectual, spiritual and human assets – the things that define who you are
and what’s important to you.
Most estate plans are able to transfer only one’s financial
wealth to the next generation. The intangible nature of one’s much greater
wealth makes it difficult to capture, with the result that it’s frequently lost
when the benefactor passes. How much do you know about your grandparents’
values? Their most prized personal possessions? How they felt about you? What
they learned during their lifetimes?
If you’re like most people, you know very little about your forebears’
intangible assets. The wealthiest families manage, however, to capture those intangibles
and pass them along with their financial wealth. That’s part of the reason the
rich keep getting richer.
We’ve developed a tool that allows us to pass on all
of your family wealth, including your intellectual, spiritual and human assets.
The details are too complex to divulge here, but we’ll definitely talk about them when you come to meet with us.
Contact Pile Law Firm
and schedule a consultation with us today. We look forward to seeing you and
caring for your family soon!
E. Nego Pile,
PS – if you think this sounds expensive,
well … you’re right … and you’re wrong. When you create an estate plan
with us, the cost is substantially less than it would be for your family if you
died with some other plan that didn’t work or you didn’t have any plan at all. I’ve
never had even one client leave my office because he or she wanted to put an
estate plan in place for their loved ones but couldn’t afford it. We make
creative financing available to you and all of our clients because we know that
careful estate planning is the foundation for a life of success and a lasting