COVID-19 Update: Sowards Law Firm is open and ready to serve clients during regular business hours. At this time, we are doing remote trust signings via Zoom/GoToMeeting, mobile notaries, and drive-up notaries. Please call us at (408) 371-6000 or use our online form to set up a teleconference. Watch this video to learn more.

Crisis/Emergency Estate Planning

Crisis/Emergency Estate Planning

Our team can help in times of crisis. Let us take the burden of dealing with the legal hassles so you can tend to your personal family needs. We offer a free phone consultation up to 30 minutes at the beginning of work.

This page describes our procedures regarding the following services:

  • House Calls
  • Hospital Visits
  • Deathbed Planning
  • Rush Estate Plans
Home and Hospital Visits

Many people find themselves unable to travel to our offices to meet with an estate planning attorney. When this is the case, our attorneys will meet with them at the location of their choice.

Payment of a deposit must be made in advance of the appointment. Payment may be made by the client’s family members or friends, but all of our services and duties will be to the client alone, even when another person has paid.

Refund for Incomplete Estate Plans

If the client dies prior to signing the estate planning documents or, in attorney’s sole opinion, lacks capacity to execute such documents, attorney’s fees will be limited to the actual time expended on the matter, plus travel time, at the current hourly rates of the attorney and staff involved. In such cases, the person who made the deposit will be reimbursed promptly for any overage.

If you or a family member needs emergency estate planning, the estate planning attorneys at Sowards Law Firm can help relieve your stress. Contact our firm today at (408) 371-6000 to get started.