About Our Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm
Jarrett & Luitjens serves the legal needs of clients throughout Vermont by planning and settling estates, for special needs planning and for elder law issues. It is the only work we do. We are experienced local professionals. We also are members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Vermont Elder Resource Group.
We can make sure you’ll be able to pass your assets on to whom you want, when you want, in the manner you want—while protecting your estate against probate, litigation and paying too much in taxes. We can also show you ways to minimize disputes and ill-will among your children over the estate and preserve family relationships. We can help you protect your beneficiaries’ inheritance against divorce, remarriage, lawsuits and bankruptcy. Ensure your lasting legacy, not just your financial one but also your values and work ethic, by encouraging your heirs to pursue productive lives, get an education, engage in charitable and philanthropic activities and more. In short, we strive to protect and preserve everything that matters most to you in life.
We have helped thousands of individuals and families accomplish all of these goals, or only some of them, depending on their particular situation. We welcome the opportunity to help you accomplish yours.
Our team members will always take the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions. We want you to learn about your options and make the right choice for you and your family.
The best approach is a collaborative approach. We strongly believe in the power of collaboration. We will work closely with you and the people you love to understand every aspect of what you hope to achieve today, tomorrow and for generations to come. We are committed to developing close relationships with all our clients – many have become good friends.
We also encourage our clients to involve all of their professional advisors in the planning process. The Collaborative Team may include one or more of the following members:
- Financial Advisor
- Life Insurance Advisor
- Private Banker
- Professional Trustee
- Business Advisor
- Property & Casualty Insurance Advisor
As members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, our firm has a wide range of benefits to offer you. For example, we can provide you with access to a nationwide network of qualified attorneys who can assist you with out-of-state transfers of title, provide help should you move to another state, or simply offer a referral to an out-of-state friend or family member who needs estate planning help. In addition, the organizations provide their members with substantial legal, technical and practice management support to ensure that we provide high quality estate planning services to our clients.
Our attorneys frequently present estate planning seminars to accountants, attorneys, financial planners, insurance agents, business associations, special interest groups, and the public. Our trust documents are explained in straight-forward language that clients, successors and beneficiaries can understand. Our knowledgeable staff has helped ease the burden on those who face incapacity and on family members left behind. By taking advantage of these services today, loved ones will be relieved of needless attorney’s fees and government interference in settling estates. Most importantly, clients will have peace of mind knowing that they and their loved ones are protected.