On a recent edition of the firm’s From the Courtroom podcast series, Managing Shareholder and attorney Brian LaBovick sat down to discuss estate planning, wills and trusts with fellow lawyer Colette Meyer of the Meyer Law Firm. In the interview, attorney Meyer describes the importance of helping people secure their family’s expectations and values for future generations. She also talks about the significance of planning and being prepared for life’s events, including illness and death.
Attorney Meyer began her career in Jupiter, Fla. at a well-known New York based law firm. Since that time, she has gained a wealth of experience in the field of estate planning, including many years of practicing law for large and nationally known firms in Florida and New York. She started the Meyer Law Firm in Jupiter, Fla. more than 11 years ago and continues to help clients prepare for their future through estate planning, probate and other areas.
Throughout the interview, attorney Meyer stresses the importance of treating each client with respect and on an individual basis. She also discusses how some estate planning lawyers fail to see beyond a set of legal documents into the real needs of a person or family trying to plan for future events.
“We don’t just prepare documents. I found one of the biggest failures of lawyers in the estate planning area is they look at it like a set of documents, but it’s far more than that,” attorney Meyer stated during the interview. “I don’t let a client get out the door with knowing how they own things. For example, do they own things jointly with their children or jointly with their spouse? [I determine] How they own things and make sure that whatever plan I put in place actually works by re-titling assets if necessary.”
In her spare time, attorney Meyer enjoys spending time in her pool and fulfilling her love for the arts as president of the Lighthouse Center for the Arts’ Board of Directors.
To find out more information on Attorney Colette Meyer and the Meyer Law Firm, visit the firm website at www.meyerandmcdonald.com.