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Our firm is dedicated to providing you with quality estate planning resources, so you can become familiar with all of the existing options. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family’s future.
If you have a well-drafted estate plan in place, you’ll ensure that your estate passes to whom you want, when you want, and is carried out in the manner you’ve chosen. You can rest assured that your family won’t have to endure the public process and costly matter of probate. The government won’t be able to take what you’ve spent a lifetime building. But you need to be aware of the many options that exist in estate planning—and you must choose your attorney wisely.
That is why The Peninsula Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law offers this wealth of free information and free seminars. Read our Estate Planning articles, and if you’re in the area, join us at an Estate Planning seminar. We want you to feel confident about the choices you make—let us be your guide on the path toward preserving your family’s future.
Originally from Michigan, Susan spent several years teaching in the U.S. Virgin Islands before attending law school in Massachusetts. She remained in the Boston area for twenty-five years, and for most of that time she was a partner in the law firm of Luscomb & English. Susan and her family moved to Virginia in 1998, to help care for her parents as their health declined. She has personally dealt with many of the issues faced by her clients as they and their families confront the challenges of illness, incapacity, long term care arrangements, and death.
With over 30 years of experience in private practice, Susan joined with Attorney Helena Mock in May, 2010 to open a new practice with offices in both Williamsburg and Newport News: The Peninsula Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law. Susan continues to counsel clients on a wide variety of matters relating to estate planning and administration. Although focusing primarily on trust planning, Susan also assists clients with guardianships, conservatorships and other incapacity issues, property and health care powers of attorney, living wills, HIPAA releases, wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, asset protection, special needs trusts, estate and trust administration, pre- and post-marital agreements, and numerous other related matters. Clients also benefit from Susan’s experience in real estate, family law and litigation from her early years in practice, as these subjects are very often interwoven into the planning and administration of estates, whether large or small. A teacher prior to becoming an attorney, Susan excels at educating her clients about estate planning options and related legal documents in a “user-friendly” manner, so that they may better understand and participate in planning decisions.
Susan is a popular guest speaker at seminars and programs on various estate planning, administration and retirement topics offered by a range of organizations, including the AARP, retirement, civic and church groups, local colleges and universities, financial and other professional organizations, including national continuing legal education providers. She is a Charter Member, and the only Hampton Roads member, of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, an elite national group of estate planning attorneys recommended by Money Magazine, Consumer Reports Money Magazine, Suze Orman and others.