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Who is in the best position to make decisions about your health and estate? Gain the clarity and peace of mind you need to secure your estate with Matlin Law Group. Schedule your free estate planning consultation today.
AFTER DISABILITY OR DEATH WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Are you a Trustee, Executor, Guardian, or Agent who is overwhelmed by the tasks at hand? We guide you through that tough job by creating a proactive plan for administration. Create an administration plan today.
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Are you facing problems related to your or a loved one’s estate plan or estate plan administration? Matlin Law Group walks you through these difficult questions and considerations. Schedule your consultation today.
A Compassionate Team of Attorneys Guiding and Educating Families to Obtain Peace of Mind
If you have given any thought to getting your affairs in order, you have come to the right place...
Not Dead Yet, So Plan Your Estate is Attorney Eric G. Matlin’s new book. The best book to help you learn about estate planning is one you will actually read. Not Dead Yet (NDY) explains estate planning in a way that anyone can understand. It features a fully illustrated graphic novel that functions as a book within a book. Though NDY necessarily touches on arcane legal topics, it does not dwell on techniques that affect only a tiny percentage of the population.
What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
"Eric, Thanks again for helping me get this signed and completed. It's a big comfort knowing that my will and estate is in order. Thank you again for your generosity and friendship. I really appreciate being able to get this taken care of and with a certain level of confidence. I trust you and feel really comfortable with your advice. I've already referred some friends to you. I will continue to be your advocate and biggest fan!"
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"I believe Eric did an excellent job communicating the related issues, options and was very helpful in assisting in making final decisions. The process was very helpful and resulted in us making the right decisions for ourselves. It was very easy and educational to work with Eric Matlin and his team."
"There were areas that we had no idea how to handle. Eric Matlin always had a reasonable, often unique, solution. I would definitely recommend this firm."
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