Spring Planning – 10% Off Basic Estate Plan!

For every thing there is a season. Spring is not just a time for cleaning.  Nor is it just a time for planting.  Spring is also a time for planning – estate planning. We want to make it easier.

If you make an appointment  to see us before May 31 and mention this blog, we will give you 10% off a basic estate plan (simple will, durable power of attorney, durable power of attorney for healthcare & living will).  Summer is coming.  Don’t delay!

Post Date: May 5, 2017

By: Robert C. Chilton

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