I grew up in the Detroit suburbs. I knew I wanted to be a lawyer from the summer I turned 16. I worked for a law office that summer and other than breaking the copy machine, I loved being in that environment. It just clicked with me. Being a lawyer lets me do 5 things I love: chat a lot, meet people, write, figure out complicated situations and help people.
ON THE COST OF ESTATE PLANNING
You can take advantage of legal insurance through your employer to reduce your legal fees often close to $0. If you don't have insurance available, most of what I do is a flat rate. No surprises. I accept cash, credit, check and Zelle. * I accept ARAG Insurance and MetLegal Insurance.
Thank you again for all your hard work and expertise while creating our Trust! You really made this a positive experience and your attention to detail is amazing! I'll be recommending you to my friends and family, for sure! Please stay safe and healthy and we'll be contacting you in the future when we need to revise our Trust.
Thanks Sue, I very much appreciated your assistance through a very difficult process and personal time. I will certainly refer to you anyone who comes my way needing assistance with estate matters.
A huge thank you again for your patience, your willingness to listen and to offer wise advice and direction in setting up my trust. I am truly blessed that another friend suggested Mom and I come to see you. Your experience and expertise immediately drew us both in!
Greg & I want to thank you again for the great job you did for us. We are especially thankful for the follow-up “Document Finder and Information List”. That is so extremely helpful! Greg has been putting together a continuity notebook for this exact same purpose, but you have it laid out in a much more organized manner. So thanks for going that extra mile for your clients. I worked for a lot of lawyers back in the day, some of them estate planning attorneys, and none of them ever did anything like that.
My experience with Susan was amazing. She explained things in a way I could comprehend and alleviated a lot of stress I felt about the whole estate planning process. I have already started recommending her to friends and associates and will continue to do so. She is great!
It was a pleasure working with Susan. Both my wife and I had little understanding with the Will and Trust, but Susan made us understand in an easy way with all the simple examples. She is knowledgeable, patient, supportive and helpful. I will definitely recommend her services."
We were very lucky to find Susan after losing our prior Will and Trust papers. What we immediately realized was that the prior attorney's services were not nearly as comprehensive as Susan's "Where there's a Will, there's a Way" package. She was patient - with a delightful sense of humor - but always professional and thorough in her answers. Her office did the Deed work on our rental properties, and Susan closed our case with clear and concise instructions on our follow up homework to leverage the role of our Trust and Wills in minimizing the disruption to our families in settling our estate. Highly recommended!
I wanted to thank you for your extreme patience while we prepared my Trust and Will. Blended families are the "new way" but they bring additional complications, concerns and questions. Your expertise, thought provoking questions and guidance ensured that my wishes were documented clearly. Again, thank you for helping me put my mind at ease knowing that my final wishes are legally documented!
Sue, Thank you for being available on rather short notice. I'm glad I was able to have you prepare dad's documents. Both T and I enjoyed meeting with you for the preparation of our documents as well. It has been a pleasure working with you and I hope to have the opportunity to refer other clients.
For me, the hardest part was making the call to get started. Sue’s easy going style and sense of humor put me at ease. Because this was all new to me, I needed some extra attention. Sue was patient, supportive and helpful. I enthusiastically recommend Sue to anyone making these important choices and life plans.
We recently had the pleasure of working with Sue Sandys for our estate planning and Sue was great to work with. She explained everything clearly and made the whole process quick and easy for us. We will continue utilizing Sue's services for our estate planning in the future. She is one of the nicest and most considerate people I have worked with.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Susan Sandys for preparing a trust and all the appropriate accompanying documents to include a living will, various powers of attorney and distribution of assets. She performed these tasks in an efficient, professional, yet friendly and timely manner. Susan especially took the time to explain each separate document in layman's terms to make understanding much easier.
We recently had the pleasure of working with Sue Sandys for our estate planning and Sue was great to work with. She explained everything clearly and made the whole process quick and easy for us. We will continue utilizing Sue’s services for our estate planning in the future.
My husband and I really enjoyed working with Susan Sandys getting our affairs in order, we are a new family and it is such a relief to have had the discussion and paperwork done for our Trust and Wills. Susan made it easy to complete and answered all of our questions and helped us through our decisions so that we felt confident in our end result. She is also friendly and easy to talk to which helps when having these personal discussions. Thank you Susan!!!
With Sue's expertise we found the process to be very simple for us to understand and complete. We did try doing this a few years back and it was so overwhelming we just gave up. In the event one passes, we are very happy to know the other one is protected and taken care of. I would not hesitate to recommend Sue to my friends and family.
“You made this whole process so easy to understand and entertaining…which is a 'talent' to make morbid examples entertaining." A.S.
Sue was an absolute pleasure to work with. Sue helped us with our Will and Trust. We had been to another Estate Planning Attorney in the area and were so turned off we decided against doing anything at all. About 2 months later I sought out new options and found Sue through a 3rd party website. Sue was like a breath of fresh air. She explained everything in SIMPLE terms for us, helped us understand what we need and what we don't, charged fantastic rates and completely went above and beyond from all aspects. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone looking for Estate Planning.
Laughter is truly the best medicine and as long as we can all still laugh, we are ok. Thank you for helping us get one of the most important things we needed to do, but have been avoiding, done!! Your personality and your manner just made it all so painless.
- B. & C.
Susan Sandys was referred to me by my Financial Advisor, and my wife Valerie and I are very satisfied with the service and resultant Trust related documents she provided to us. Susan met with us at her home in a comfortable and friendly environment and walked us through the entire Trust, Wills and POA preparation process with professionalism, humor and compassion. My wife and I now feel totally secure in knowing that the disposition of our assets and each other will legally be handled according to our wishes. We highly recommend Susan for any Estate Planning needs you may have.
-J.D. and V.D.
I put off talking to a lawyer about a will and health directive for 20 years. It was finally time. Susan made it all incredibly easy. Thanks!
You were wonderful to work with and I will definitely recommend you to friends and family when your services are needed.
Thank you, Sue! We appreciate your help with setting this all up for us. We appreciate how easy you made this process for us. It’s a huge relief to have our estate planning affairs in order.
Thanks Sue. You made the experience much simpler and quicker than I had anticipated.
Will recommend you to anyone looking to update or start their estate plan.
Thank you for helping us through this. It made it a lot easier.
-S.M. April 15, 2019
"Thank you for making this a remarkably easy process."
You handled our son's guardianship. And did it very well. I have given your name to many. What you did for us was quite impressive. Maybe not to you as you do this every day. For us? Life saver. Thank you.
I appreciate your help and your answers to my questions. It's so good to have you available and so responsive and helpful to us.
Thank you so much, Sue. I Cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciated not only your professionalism, but your lovely warm, sweet, funny personality made this entire transaction such a pleasure. You are the best!!
I appreciate your assistance in handling my mother's estate. It was a difficult time and you made handling the probate very smooth for me.
- R.L. 10/18/19
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I work Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The initial appointment with me usually lasts about 1 hour. I do not book appointments back to back, so you are never rushed. There is very little, if any, preparation you need to do for the appointment.
Depending on how busy you are or where you are located in the Valley, e-mail, a phone meeting, or Zoom may be more convenient for you than meeting in person. How we meet is up to you.