Tailored Estate Planning So You Can Rest Easy

Personalized Estate Plans That Protect Your Family’s Future, Crafted by Estate Planning Attorneys With Over 50 Years of Experience.

Worried that your kids will fight over what you've left behind or that the government will wind up with a big portion of it?

If so . . .

We can make the tough decisions easier, provide the guidance your family needs and ensure your wishes are honored and respected.

Get the peace of mind you deserve with estate planning attorneys who care.

We understand the worry of not knowing if your family will be taken care of the way you want and feeling lost in the legal maze of estate planning.  This is why we do what we do.

We’re seasoned estate planning attorneys, and over the years, we’ve guided thousands of families through the intricacies of estate planning, leveraging our extensive experience to ensure each plan is meticulously crafted to meet their unique needs. Our proven track record, built on the foundation of trust, expertise, and personalized service, positions us as leaders in safeguarding legacies and securing the future for generations.

And we can do the same for you.

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How we can help . . .

Estate Planning

Ensure your loved ones are protected and your wishes clear.

Elder Law

Plan ahead to protect your assets and reduce your potential long-term care costs.

Special Needs

Plan for the well-being of family members with special needs.

Probate/Trust Administration

Get help navigating the legal process smoothly.

We're like aspirin . . . we take the headache out of estate planning.

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Sleep Soundly with Our Lifetime Legacy Planning

Your legacy is not just protected—it’s secured, ensuring peace of mind for you and your loved ones, no matter what the future brings.

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No Messes Left Behind

Our collaborative approach means your estate plan works hand-in-hand with your financial goals, ensuring a harmonious strategy that leaves no stone unturned.

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Roll with Life’s Punches: Estate Planning That Adapts with You

Our future-proof planning ensures your estate adapts with you, offering unwavering support and security through every stage of life.

Meet your shortcut to success . . .

The Lifetime Legacy
Planning Process

Step 1: Schedule

Schedule your free discovery call to get clarity on your situation and have all your questions about Smith Barid answered. Start your journey to a secure legacy with confidence.

Step 2: Crafting a Plan

We'll partner with you to craft a clear, customized plan. We create a tailored strategy encompassing all aspects of your legacy, from asset distribution to future care wishes, simplifying the complex legal landscape into manageable steps.

Step 3: Securing Your Peace of Mind

Our initial planning process is comprehensive, but we understand that life changes. We'll meet with you in the future to discuss any adjustments or additional support you may need, ensuring your peace of mind is always secured.

What our clients have to say . . .

From our very first visit, we were completely impressed . . . S&B made it so the average person would understand the process. Michael asked some very relevant questions, questions that made us think and, at times, look at each other in disbelief we had not thought of it earlier . . . I can not begin to explain how pleased we are with S&B. The process is exceptional, The office staff is incredible with both kindness and efficiency.

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5/5

Jim

All of the staff were so helpful and knowledgeable. Everything from start to finish was easy and I felt really good about the finished product.

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5/5

Laura McKay

My wife and I were very happy with both the process and results at Smith Barid. The estate plan is what we were trying to achieve, an organized way to protect our assets and convey our wishes. I would highly recommend Smith Barid for estate planning.
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How are we different?

With Us

  • A carefully honed and well-defined process to ensure your legacy is protected for you and your family.
  • Your documents are prepared and executed in 45 days or less.
  • Mike Smith literally wrote the book on living trusts (The Ultimate Gift) and he and Richard are estate planning attorneys with over 50 years of combined experience.
  • Fixed upfront pricing
  • Peace of mind that your legacy and your family are protected

With Them

  • A blank-slate approach that starts from ground 0 with every client
  • You may wait months or years to complete your estate plan.
  • A lawyer who’s juggling a million different practice areas from DUI to divorce to estate planning on the side.
  • Hourly billing potentially leaving you with a nasty surprise when your estate planning is finished
  • That uncertain feeling that something might have been left out

Here’s what you’ll get
when you work with us . . .

Personalized Estate Planning

You’ll get tailored advice that aligns with your circumstances and goals, ensuring that you receive a custom estate plan that perfectly fits your family’s needs.

Comprehensive Legacy Protection

Your assets and loved ones are safeguarded, and you can rest easy knowing your legacy is secure, regardless of what the future holds.

Streamlined Document Preparation Process

You will save time and avoid the stress of complex legal paperwork with our efficient, accurate estate planning process.

Collaborative Team Approach

Your estate plan will be comprehensive and fully integrated with your financial plan because our estate planning attorneys work closely with your financial advisors, accountants, and family members in a team-based approach.

Future-Proof Strategies

Your estate plan will remain effective and relevant because we use flexible planning that adapts to changes in the law and your circumstances. You still need a periodic checkup, but we do everything we can to create a plan that adjusts automatically.

Educational Resources and Workshops

You will gain clarity and confidence in your estate planning choices through our educational resources, helping you understand complex issues and make informed decisions.

Long-Term Care Planning

You will have access to our dedicated long-term care partner and our depth of legal experience to ensure you have access to the best long-term care options without compromising your financial security.

Special Needs Planning

You can provide for the unique needs of all family members, guaranteeing their well-begin and quality of life with our dedicated support.

Proactive Estate and Tax Planning

You can ensure more of your estate goes to your loved ones instead of to the government and legal fees, preserving more of your legacy.

To get all this and more…

The Comprehensive Legacy Checklist

27 Red Flags in Estate Planning You Can't Afford to Ignore: Get Our Expert Checklist!

Ensure your estate is fully prepared for any eventuality with The Comprehensive Legacy Checklist. This essential tool is designed to help you and your family face the future with confidence, covering all critical areas from asset protection to healthcare decisions. Whether you’re setting up a plan for the first time or updating an existing one, this checklist highlights potential vulnerabilities and ensures nothing is overlooked.