Photo of attorney Sean M. CooperI’m Sean Cooper and I’m an attorney practicing wills and trusts law and estate administration in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. What does that mean? It means that I help people prepare themselves and their families for times in the future when they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves due to illness or death. I also help families and friends protect the legacies and wishes of those of those who have died.

What will happen to the things you own and your friends and family when you are gone? Most people don’t know the answer to this question and haven’t thought about it. In fact, over half of the adults in the United States either do not have a will or have not recently updated their estate plans. I’ll admit, preparing for the end isn’t easy. No one likes to think about what will happen when they die. However, working with a qualified attorney to develop an estate plan is one way to help protect your friends and family during an extremely difficult time.

Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with the death of your loved ones alone. Working with an estates attorney to settle the affairs of a deceased family member can also help ease the pain by ensuring that a carefully intended estate plan unfolds as expected. However, it is important to choose an attorney who will take your matter seriously and provide compassionate counsel in a time of need.

It isn’t easy finding an attorney; with so many practicing attorneys in Central Pennsylvania, it is hard to know who to trust with your legal matters. Worse, the legal system can seem strange and unfamiliar to those who don’t work with it every day. Choosing an attorney is a deeply personal process that should be given careful thought. You don’t have to settle for the first name you find in the phone book.

If you need legal assistance in Central Pennsylvania, especially in Lancaster and Dauphin Counties, please contact me at 717.559.5291. I welcome all calls from prospective clients, regardless of whether your issue involves an estate, a will, a trust, or something entirely different. If I’m not able to help, I will help you find someone that can.

-Sean