Real reviews from real clients
Their exact words; nothing added, nothing deleted.
• Larry and Cindy T. of Scotts Valley
Yes, Very happy!
I was always thinking that we needed to have a Will and Trust in place just in case something happened to us. I did not want to leave our estate in a situation that would hinder our beneficiaries with major tax burdens. The cost was a factor in our delay to have it done. Your fee was more than fair and made our decision to finally have it done a no brainer.
I have been telling our friends and family to contact you and get this done. I tell them that Robyn (Affordable Wills and Trusts) is honest, knowledgeable, fast, fair, and efficient! I ask them, what are you waiting for? Affordable Wills and Trusts makes your decision to have this done an easy one. The finish product is an amazing binder with everything labeled and in order. We also received two copies of it on a CD for safe storage in our safe.
I thought our experience with Affordable Wills and Trusts was perfect so I have no suggestions other than to keep up the good work!
• Tim and Linda K. of La Selva Beach
Very relieved. Yes.
We have heard nightmare experiences of loved ones left to deal with no Wills and Probate or even with Wills and Probate. Our 2 boys are in their early 20’s and we had them late in life. If we should pass, we wanted things to be as simple as possible for them.
That Robyn is a very meticulous, organized, intelligent woman, who takes great care in helping you understand the entire process, taking as much time as you need for all concerns. It is so nice having a package price that includes the meeting times, so you don’t worry about the time for your questions as a ticking money bomb. Also, the final package binder is so beautiful and professional.
No improvement needed! 🙂
• Gary and Vickie D. of Pacific Grove
Yes – very happy and relieved.
It was important to us to have our “affairs” in order so that our daughter, Heather, would not be left with confusion as to how to handle our estate. Any trustee will be able to open the binder and know exactly what to do.
Robyn is a true professional in her ability to take a complicated task and turn it into a painless process with a complete product as her end result. We are grateful for her efficiency, knowledge of Estate Planning, and her manner in helping people with this important process. She was able to explain everything clearly and she completed everything in a timely manner. Thank you!
• Patty S. of Santa Cruz
Yes – very!
I’ve put it off, but been thinking about doing it for many years. I’m single with some property and investments and knew I wanted to be responsible for the sake of my family when the time comes to settle my estate.
The format of my Will and Trust was simply incredible – beyond my wildest imaginings. It’s a beautiful binder with sections for each component of the Will. Very complete instructions, explanations, and even an index and glossary of terms.
It was a tremendous learning experience for me – Robyn took away all my confusion and concerns. Everything was laid out in a clean and concise format.
Her pricing is very very reasonable – She also provides the needed Notary service. She let me know what the projected time line was for each part of the process, and even delivered the finished documents to my front door!
• Ron and Mary J. of La Selva Beach
Procrastination was getting very old. I was weary of thinking and worrying about what would happen if we suddenly passed. Way too many loose ends, and I didn’t want my family to deal with our procrastination and lack of organization, along with our deaths.
Affordable, professional, extremely knowledgeable without judgment, patient, friendly, kind, available, efficient, established.
• Janet E. of Watsonville
At age sixty-five, it was an important step in protecting my estate against huge taxation. Also, it is just the right thing to do for my beneficiaries.
Robyn is competent and affordable. She thought of things I never would have a clue to do.
Service was great as is! I appreciated all of the help. So many decisions.
• Victoria R. of Santa Cruz
Ecstatic – great relief.
It is a tremendous relief to put my personal business in order, so that my children do not go through an ordeal some day. I made some important new decisions and gained awareness in the process.
Robyn is a true professional, highly competent and responsive to my major concerns. She educated me about the law, tactfully helped me think through important issues, and gave me all the time I needed to fully understand and take control of the process.
No improvement possible. I appreciated your patience, and hand delivering the beautiful binder with everything included.
• Leslie E. of Santa Cruz
I feel that my family will have an easier time understanding where my assets are located and how I wish them to be distributed when I die.
I was very well counseled through thought-provoking questions. What seemed like a daunting project to me was made super easy and seamless by Robyn. I should not have let “fear” keep me from doing my Living Trust years ago. I love the thoroughness and tidiness of the tight little finished product. Robyn’s fee was soooo reasonable compared to others and I feel I had her undivided attention ~ I felt special and well taken care of.
• Gail S. of Los Gatos
So I could undergo a major surgery and know that my assets would not be jeopardized by probate.
I consulted with an attorney who would have charged me at least $2,000 more for the paperwork, and who was unable to explain to me why such fees were necessary for a low-income senior.
Robyn was so lovely to communicate with. She was knowledgeable, intelligent and supportive. Her work was professional and addressed many details I felt were overlooked by the attorney. All my questions and concerns were discussed thoroughly.
• Pamela O. of Aptos
Peace of mind that everything is accounted for in one place.
I would SHOW them my portfolio. It speaks volumes and those who have seen it are very amazed and impressed.
Can’t think of anything.
• John J. of Scotts Valley
Facing the Will/Trust topic can be a tough one, that can easily be “put off to the next month.” Yet it weighs on one’s mind particularly if you have children and a spouse you wish to protect from legal hardship at a time when they least need additional burdens.
Robyn helped us get over one of life’s high hurdles, and walked us through a complex and emotionally charged process with the ease and certainty of someone who knows her job and her role very well. She was the “Project Manager” from start to finish.
I have nothing to add. We left each meeting with the comment “We sure lucked out with this lady,” and I got to be a hero finding you and getting this DONE.
• Don W. of Santa Cruz
Now I can rest easy, because I know that my loved ones will inherit my assets, not a bunch of lawyers.
Robyn Coppedge is the best. She is super knowledgeable, thorough, and very organized. Also, she is a very nice person.
• Barbara S. of Capitola
My Estate plan is organized and complete.
A Financial Planner ($400 an hour) looked at my Estate binder and was impressed.
You are professional, organized and your fee is reasonable.
Very responsive to questions.
Just very easy to work with!
(?) I can’t think of a thing.
• Greg T. of Capitola
Due to divorce I needed a new trust.
Everything was explained, documents completed, on time and no surprises.
• Paul R. and Rachel F. of Boulder Creek
We had been avoiding the process of completing our Wills because of the expense, both of time and money. When we heard about Robyn, we decided it was a good time to begin. She made the process as easy as possible and her pricing is very fair. For our peace of mind, we are very glad we completed our Estate plan.
Robyn is competent, efficient, friendly and affordable. She made an otherwise onerous task into peace of mind.
• Jim and Cindy E. of Ben Lomond
Peace of mind that as we grow older, our financial assets will be given to our rightful beneficiaries without going into Probate upon our deaths.
That our requests under the Health Directive will be honored by doctors and health care providers
Excellent professional service. Robyn answered all our questions comprehensively and in a way we could thoroughly understand. The final Living Trust binder we were given was highly organized. The Health Care Directive was an added bonus we did not expect, and Robyn did all the “leg work” with getting our house filed under a joint trust. All this and it was extremely affordable.
• Bill and Barbara W. of Santa Cruz
It’s a relief to have this essential business taken care of – for the benefit of our family and our peace of mind. Our Living Trust now protects our children from unnecessary taxation and confusion later regarding our estate.
We will highly recommend Robyn Coppedge and Affordable Wills and Trusts to our friends and family members. Setting up our Trust was easy and far less costly than we anticipated. Robyn was warm and professional and made the law very clear – in plain language we could understand.
Cannot think of any improvements – we are wholely satisfied with the experience. We will reach out to you in future if and when we need advice and/or updates. Thanks Robyn!
• Willi and Marion E. of Felton
Peace of mind
Making end-of-life decisions easier for family.
You are very professional, and affordable. Presentation of documentation is excellent; explanation of procedures is simple and understandable.
We found your service to be outstanding.
• Richard and Mary W. of Scotts Valley
We are comfortable that our estate will not have to go to Probate which will make it easier for our heirs. Also, with a new Health Directive, our wishes will be honored by all.
This was a relatively easy experience. Details were carefully explained. Robyn’s excellent presentation and follow-through made us certain that she was very knowledgeable and competent. We have recommended her, and highly recommend her services to anyone needing a Trust.
None – we are very pleased with all of your help!
• Jim and Debbie K. of Aptos
This is something we had been putting off again and again. So happy that things are now taken care of — Peace of mind is a wonderful thing!
Robyn is a delight to work with. Professional, punctual, and explained everything in English. We’re so glad you were recommended to us – and even happier we followed through.
Have an office in Aptos – or maybe do mobile service?
You are wonderful!!
• Richard S. and Carol G. of San Jose
Robyn Coppedge was very helpful in explaining much of the process involved in developing a Living Trust. She took meticulous notes in addition to the information we provided. The accuracy of a complex document was impressive. This was a family trust with both separate and common assets. She performed all of these in a timely manner and at an extremely affordable price.
Robyn Coppedge went above and beyond to put together a very complex Living Trust, including Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive, Pour-Over Will, and more. Again, we were impressed at how timely the work was performed and the cost savings vs. an attorney. We would not hesitate in recommending “Affordable Wills & Trusts” to friends, family and co-workers.
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• Tony and Candice L. of Santa Cruz
We got our affairs in order (again.)
Robyn was easy to work with and not confusing, kept it all in laymen’s terms, not ‘legalese.’
Great professional service, better than our original Trust when we worked with an attorney. More efficient, organized, and clear. Also, much less expensive — better/clearer documents!
None – Perfect as it is!
• Guenther F. of Scotts Valley
Yes, very happy!!
Robyn works very well with senior citizens. She is very soft spoken and takes time to explain items to you. Puts it in plain English so they can understand.
Nothing. So far so good. We enjoy working with Robyn!! A very good person.
• Cecilia P. of Watsonville
It gives me an ease of mind knowing everything is in place when I pass away and my daughter is taken care of and will not have to pass through probate.
The service is excellent and affordable. Robyn was very patient and professional. She explained everything in detail, did not rush, and she answered all of my questions.
The actual trust itself was neatly organized and the two CD’s are very helpful.
I believe these letters of recommendation will help other prospective customers know what to expect and decide to use the services.
Thanks for keeping it affordable.
• Nelson and Mary S. of Santa Cruz
We had been putting it off for many years even though it was something important we needed to do.
We both found Robyn very pleasant to deal with. She explained everything very clearly. The price for the service was very reasonable compared to similar service providers.
• Laurel T. of Boulder Creek
Quick, easy with clear explanations.
We had lost my mother in 2009 and spent two-three years prior to that dealing with her legal needs and issues. An attorney that dealt with those issues cost over $10,000.
I have already spoken with co-workers, explaining what an easy way to make wishes known after I am not here for loved ones.
Also, using this service really made it so easy to speak to my children and family about what I would like after I die, and what my family thought may work best for them.
None. Good luck.
• Valerie W. of Scotts Valley
I can rest easy knowing that my estate will pass easily and directly to my son without going though the court system (probate) and costing not only a lot of time, but money.
It also leaves no difficult decisions or questions for my heirs as to how I’d like things done in the case of incapacity and eventual death.
Robyn is extremely knowledgeable, clear, concise and affordable! – Easy to work with.
• Sharon C. of Corralitos
I feel that everything is in place – all the ducks are in a row, and to revise my Trust is no longer on my list TO DO. It’s not unfinished business lurking; it’s a relief.
Not many of my friends talk about death, dying, Wills, Trusts, but two close friends have and I’ve told them that Robyn Coppedge was great. I took a chance and was very pleased that I did. She immediately put me at ease, provided a calm work area, gave me thorough information to help guide me and make informed decisions. She helped do some research with regard to names and addresses of charities to which I wanted to leave money. With Robyn’s help I came up with a Trust with which I was very happy, thanks to Robyn Coppedge.
No suggestions, just continue as you were with me. You are a person with high standards; maintain those and ask yourself with regard to each client, did I meet those standards?
• Ken and Cathy W. of Santa Cruz
I had put it off for years anticipating high expense and many appointments with an attorney. After finding Robyn and taking the plunge, I found it to be inexpensive and only two quite pleasant and informative appointments. The whole experience was very satisfying.
Robyn is professional, friendly and very competatant competant. She also spells better than me. She made the whole experience quite easy and relaxed.
• Tim and Sheryl L. of Santa Cruz
It gives me peace of mind to know that we have all of these important matters taken care of.
I would say “Quit procrastinating. These are issues that need to be dealt with eventually, for better or worse. Do it now while you have choices and can control what happens.”
I feel like you did everything just right. You were thorough, professional, and easy to talk to.
• Elisabeth S. of Scotts Valley
I feel better knowing that my son will be taken care of and my estate will be managed properly.
That it is simple, very well explained, affordable.
You answered all my questions and made it easy. You are very knowledgeable.
Binder presentation is very nice and the disks very useful.
It is great as it is.
• Michael L. of Santa Cruz
I feel now that if anything should happen to me, that my financial wishes will be in order.
I’d tell them how easy you make the entire process by explaining everything in very understandable terms. You also have very reasonable prices.
Can’t think of any.
• Tom and Linnie L. of Boulder Creek
We were very pleased with the price, service, and knowledge for our Living Trust. The package includes a health care directive as well as end-of-life decision.
You receive excellent service for half the price.
• Susan K. of Capitola
It was the right time to do this, having purchased my condo, and it was nice to do at a leisurely pace with lots of time to think things through — which you (Robyn) helped me to do.
Professional, knowledgeable, did what you said you would do promptly. Asked me all the right questions.
None – I even loved the home delivery of the binder! Thank you!
• Marilyn B. of Watsonville
I feel so relaxed to have this important Estate Plan completed “finally.” I’ve thought about doing this so many times over the years, but not following thru with it. I give all the credit to my daughter Lisa for standing by me and walking me thru this until it was done.
10 for sure
Don’t put off something so vitally important to your family because you never know when the end is near. You may not be one of the lucky ones to live into your seventy’s or eighty’s.
There’s nothing you can improve on; you explained everything to perfection. We felt very comfortable talking to you. (You are a keeper in your job.)
• [Names withheld by request] of San Jose
Yes, it’s a load off my mind
It felt irresponsible not to have this done, especially at our age. It not only protects our estate from being grossly taxed, but it assumes some materialistic control over the penultimate End Game
We give you a 10!
If you essentially know what you want and just want someone to guide you through the process to get your wishes drawn up in a legally binding manner, Robyn is your person. If you want your hand held with a lengthier process amidst plush offices that exorbitant fees have obtained, then by all means go to an attorney. Robyn won’t tell you what to do, but if you ask, she will provide input on what she sees most of her clients do in certain situations, as well as her years of experience working with an attorney and seeing his style and advice—what works, and what felt extraneous. She helps explain various choices by laying out scenarios so you can better understand the circumstances and the likelihood of them happening. In all cases, she guides you through the various ways you can exercise choice.
Top notch—right down to her husband coming in to be a signature witness. We appreciated the after-hours capability so we can get here from San Jose.
If I had to pick SOMETHING…Given the length of meetings, it would be nice to have a pitcher of water in the conference room. One paper cup won’t do it and no one wants to leave and miss anything.
Obviously, that is such a small thing. We had a very positive experience with you, Robyn. Thank you for your professionalism.
• Ray and Bettie V. of San Jose
It was long overdue and not happy with attorney and cost. This was done professionally within reasonable time at reasonable cost.
Highly recommend and would use you again. Very thorough, willing to answer question and explain in detail. Friendly yet professional.
None, very satisfied.
• Paula H. of Capitola
The Estate plan was for my 93-year-old mother, and it was something that we had planned to do for a long time. Now we can cross that item off of our list.
That Robyn was professional, caring, instructive. She took our concerns into account and then showed us how to implement what could possibly have been a complex family dynamic into a workable plan for all.
Robyn went out of her way to travel a fair distance to accommodate my mother – she is frail and not able to travel herself.
Robyn, there is no way to improve on “close to perfection.”