Edmonton’s ThreeBestRated® award-winning Estate Planning Lawyer, Richard Verhaeghe, explains the benefits of hiring an estate planning lawyer
Industry: Real Estate
Verhaeghe Law Office has won the 2021 ThreeBestRated® award for one of the top rated Estate Planning Lawyers in Edmonton, AB.
Edmonton, AB (PRUnderground) February 20th, 2021
In this modern world, everything is just one click away. Including online estate planning tools that let you create your will and other estate planning documents. Of course, it may seem like an easy and affordable solution, but can you really trust a one-size-fits-all tool?
ThreeBestRated® reached out to Richard Verhaeghe, a 2021 ThreeBestRated® award-winning Estate Planning Lawyer from Edmonton, to explain why it is important to hire an experienced estate planning lawyer.
And according to Richard, below are the five reasons to hire an experienced Estate Planning Lawyer:
- They can help you come up with a custom plan. Many people hear different things from their friends and family; however, a properly drafted plan can save a lot of frustration down the road.
- A proper estate plan can sometimes help a family avoid the stress, hassle and expense of Probate.
- A diligent lawyer will deal with a succession of not only your assets but can look to plan for several generations ahead.
- You can talk about the end of life and funeral arrangements, something people often fail to think about.
- If there are minor children, they can help you set up trusts for them along with providing for primary and alternate guardians to make sure about being looked after.
Richard Verhaeghe – Verhaeghe Law Office:
Richard is the managing partner of Verhaeghe Law Office, a family-owned Law firm that has been serving Albertans since early 1940. He has been practicing in the area of Estate Planning since 1998. “We are a family-owned law firm that has been around since the 1940s via succession from one sole practitioner to another until 15 years ago,” he explains.
Richard still remembers the day he was admitted to the Alberta Bar, and he feels blessed about that every day. “I really enjoy what I do, and that is working with people on a one on one level. I feel like it is what I was meant to do,” he says.
The majority of his clients are repeat or generational clients, “I was their grandparent’s lawyer, their parent’s lawyer and now their lawyer. I truly and deeply appreciate and enjoy the solicitor-client relationship, so that the fact that I have achieved this with thousands of people is my greatest success,” he says proudly.
Richard is looking forward to yet another busy year, helping people with their estate planning needs. “My plan is to continue to provide quality legal services in the area of estate planning, whether it be in person or by Zoom. Until a few months ago, I have never really used video conferencing software. But it has allowed clients to have greater access to legal services from the comfort and safety of their own home, so I will continue to promote that,” he explains.
Verhaeghe Law Office has consistently been listed as one of the top rated Estate Planning Lawyers in Edmonton by ThreeBestRated® since 2018. And Richard feels humbled to receive this honour once again in 2021. “People often ask me how I ended up in ThreeBestRated. I always tell them, and it is true; I literally have no idea. I can say it has increased my exposure to new clients, and I am both grateful and humbled by the process that allowed me the privilege of earning this listing,” he further adds.
To learn more about Verhaeghe Law Office or book a consultation, visit their website, freedomlaw.ca.
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