Hello! I am Jacklyn Truppa, the founder of Dynasty Law, LLC. I am so happy to share with you the steps to help protect your family and provide you peace of mind.
Congratulations on taking such a courageous step and maybe even going outside of your comfort zone to protect the ones that matter the most to you, the ones you love.
A little bit about me!
I was born and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago; the youngest of three children, an aunt to three precious nephews, and mom to a beautiful Bengal cat, Jacques! I went to law school with the sole purpose of helping others and being a voice for the voiceless. I am very fortunate to have such a fantastic support group.
Who is my support group?
My family! Regardless of the time or the hour, I can count on them to be there for me. Life has few constants, but my family's support is the one constant.
I spent the first part of my career litigating and defending cases involving significant bodily injuries. As a result, I saw firsthand the fear and anxiety that my clients experienced after they learned they were being sued due to being involved in a car accident.
I always made it my main priority to put my clients' minds at ease and assure them they were in good hands. I wanted to make sure they didn't waste their precious time worrying because I knew that I would do everything in my power to protect and provide the highest level of representation humanly possible.
During countless conversations, I remember hearing loud sighs of relief on the other end of the phone. Every time I listened to their sigh of relief or they expressed how much better they felt, it made me feel a great sense of euphoria. It was a fantastic feeling because I was fulfilling my main goal of being a voice for the voiceless.
After ten years in private practice, I began to feel frustrated and unfilled in my life's work. I knew I had to explore these feelings because life is too short to be unhappy. During this reflection, I realized that I could no longer provide the level of representation that my clients deserved and that I demanded of myself.
Why did I start to feel like a robot?
Well, in private practice, the top priority became more and more about financial gain rather than being a true advocate to the clients. So, at that very moment, I became determined to create a life and law practice that genuinely reflected my values and gave me the autonomy to practice law in a way that prioritized dedicated service to others rather than being driven by financial gain.
I circled back to what was most important to me and what made me the happiest. The answer was obvious my family and our time spent together. In that moment of clarity, I knew I wanted to help others protect their loved ones and all they have worked to achieve during their lifetime.
I decided to open my practice, Dynasty Law, to serve families like yours because I care about what happens to and for the people in our community. I know that by facing the potential for incapacity and the guarantee of death in a new way, you will make better life choices for the people you love and our community.
And that is why I am doing estate planning!
Very quickly, I saw two different ways to do estate planning. One was the traditional transactional model, which I will describe to you, and the other was how I've chosen to do it, which is the new way. And I will also explain that to you so you can see what makes me and my law firm different.
Here's what I mean.
First of all, most lawyers and law firms bill hourly. And when I spoke with other lawyers billed by the hour, they said that their clients were often hesitant or didn't call them because they didn't know how much that call would cost them and if it was worth it.
The Typical Estate Planning Experience.
The typical experience had become merely writing documents. The client would come in, and lawyers would prepare some documents. They'd sign the documents (most often needing a clearer sense of what they were signing) and then take the papers, stick them in a drawer, and not look at them again.
Why is open communication is key in estate planning?
When you're creating an estate plan for your family, there will be changes in the future, so the plan you initially create will likely need to be updated throughout your lifetime. For example, you may have a new baby, get married, start a new business, buy a new property, or even divorce. I never want a client not to inform me of these changes because of potential financial repercussions. To me, that is unacceptable, as their plan would ultimately fail when their family needed it most because it's out of date.
What makes people the most unhappy when working with lawyers?
When working with a lawyer, nothing is worse than having to hunt them down when you need them the most! Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence because they don't have the proper systems to support their clients in the way they deserve.
I opened this firm with the idea of returning the personal touch to the attorney-client relationship, where initial planning is just the beginning of our journey together. Our primary focus is implementing a plan that will work for you and the people you love.
So here are some of the things we do differently based on my experience with the traditional model of estate planning:
- Unlike most firms, we do not bill on an hourly basis. Everything we do is billed flat fee, agreed to in advance, so there are no surprises. You'll know the exact cost of working with us after we've clarified what you want, and you'll even be able to choose your fee.
- We have a team of people here to support you. You'll be able to speak with someone to get your questions answered right away. And, if you need to talk with me about something my team cannot answer, we'll schedule a call, so we don't waste your time playing phone tag.
- We see planning as just the beginning of the relationship. In contrast, the plan is typically viewed as a one-time transactional event in the past.
These are just some of the ways that make our firm different. As a result, we're the best for people who don't just want to leave the family a set of documents that may or may not work but instead want to use the estate planning process to pass on a legacy of love with care and ease. And, most importantly, keep your family out of court and out of conflict.
I look forward to speaking with you and helping you create a plan to protect the people you love the most, so they won't have to endure any unnecessary pain while navigating through the grieving process.
So, before we start talking about you and the people you love, do you have any questions about me, the firm, or anything else I said or didn't say? I would love to hear from you. Schedule a free consultation today!