This is the agreement between you, the client as indicated by your digital signature below, and us, the law firm or Law Firm, for the digital preparation of estate planning documents.
Ethical matters. You are our clients. As far as the preparation of your estate planning documents is concerned, you are our only client; neither your children, if any, nor any other relatives or associates of yours are our clients for this purpose. As and when you ask us to do so, we may discuss your estate plan with your family members and answer questions they may have, but this will always be in our capacity as your lawyer.
Other clients. Under applicable ethics rules, We are permitted to continue to represent existing and new clients regarding their estate planning or other matters even if these other clients are related to you (professionally or personally) and even if the interests of the other clients in those matters may be adverse to you, but only as long as the matter is not substantially related to our work for you. (For example, we might prepare Wills for members of your family or business associates).
Scope of our representation. At this time, we have agreed to prepare the estate following planning documents corresponding to the package you have purchased on this site. These documents include the following:
It is very important that you understand the legal effect of the documents we prepare for you. Therefore, you agree to read all of the document education materials. We agree to answer further questions and provide a reasonable amount of email consultation regarding which package is best for your situation and advice regarding the documents we prepare specifically.
Our fee. Based on our fee schedule for the digital preparation of estate planning documents, we have agreed on a total fixed fee of $295.00. This fee is due and payable with your signing of this agreement, and we will begin work on your behalf when we have received this payment. Once we have made the digital documents available to you for download, this fixed fee will be considered fully earned by us.
The fixed fee covers: (1) preparation and delivery of all documents listed under the Scope of our representation section and (2) email communications limited to necessary email consultation regarding the document we prepare and necessary error correction.
Future legal services. Changes likely will occur in tax, property, probate, and other laws which could impact your estate plan. We cannot – on our own – economically review the file of each client to determine the impact of court cases, rulings, and other changes in the law. Furthermore, changes likely will occur in your own family, in marital circumstances, and in your finances, all of which could impact your estate plan. Therefore, you should contact us or other competent estate planning advisors to have your plan reviewed regularly. Our educational material can frequently answer simple questions you may have for no additional fee; however, we will address significant questions and review your documents or estate plan only on your request and for a reasonable fee.
Termination. You have the right to terminate our employment at any time and we have the right to resign as your attorney at any time. Our active role as your attorney will terminate when your documents are made available to you for download. If you terminate our employment before the documents are made available to you for download, 50% of the fee will be considered earned. However, no termination will waive any of the remaining provisions of this agreement, including: (1) your agreement to pay us for all work performed prior to termination, (2) your consent to complete disclosure of confidential information to either of you and to others (to the extent authorized above), and (3) our ethical duties to you, such as our duty not to disclose your confidential matter to third parties (except as authorized above).
Document Retention. You agree that GRENIER LAW FIRM is not required to maintain copies of your documents or other notes and materials contained in your file and that such documents, notes and materials may be destroyed at any time following the conclusion of this engagement without notice to you.
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If the foregoing correctly reflects our agreements, please check the "I Agree" box, sign in the space provided below, and complete the online checkout. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to provide these professional services for you. We look forward to working with you.
Potential conflicts of interest. By hiring us jointly, instead of each retaining your own independent counsel, you help minimize legal fees; however, you also forego the benefit of having your own lawyer to advocate your own interests. We are under an ethical obligation to inform you of a potential conflict of interest because you hired us jointly as a couple for the preparation of documents as described in the Educational Materials on this site and in the" Scope of our representation" section of this agreement. However, if any conflict between you both, you have an obligation to let us know promptly. If it cannot be resolved, we may be compelled to withdraw and not serve as attorney for either of you.
Our fee. Based on our fee schedule for the digital preparation of estate planning documents, we have agreed on a total fixed fee of $595.00. This fee is due and payable with your signing of this agreement, and we will begin work on your behalf when we have received this payment. Once we have made the digital documents available to you for download, this fixed fee will be considered fully earned by us.
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