Estate Planning Testimonials

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The information in this section contains information about Michele Zavos, past legal results, testimonials about the lawyer, and statements regarding the quality of her representation. The results and testimonials provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by ZAVOS LAW or the experience of all clients or others with the firm. Every case is different, and the results obtained will be related to the facts and merits of that particular case.

Michele Zavos is an excellent lawyer
I hired Michele Zavos to prepare all my end of life legal documents, including a will. Her firm offered excellent professional service, and offered me the help and guidance that I needed. I highly recommend Michele Zavos.

Tara

Estate planning and second parent adoption
My wife and I worked with Michele and her team to protect our growing family. Michele patiently and thoroughly guided us through both the estate planning and second parent adoption processes. She was responsive to our many questions and reassuring to us as we navigated these new areas of life. Thanks to Michele’s good work, we have peace of mind that, even in uncertain times like these, we are as protected as we can be. I wholeheartedly recommend her.

Allison

Estate Planning? Look No Further, Michele Is The Best
We have been working with Michele Zavos and her firm for over five years and couldn’t be happier. Estate planning is an important process that many families avoid because of the uncomfortable feelings that get stirred up when imagining a worst case scenario that involves your kids. From the moment we met with her, we knew we had come to the right place. Michele has a way of putting you at ease, explaining complex legal issues in simple and clear language. She has been a wonderful advisor and advocate, steering us through the estate planning process and allowing us to feel secure in our decisions. We went back to her again this year to revise/update our documents, as she had recommended, and we had the same lovely experience. She was also great at coordinating plans with our financial planner and accountant, assuring that our decisions were supported holistically. If only every doctor, bank, financial planner and accountant could provide such clear, consistent and helpful advice and service like Michele offers, we’d have found Utopia.

Anonymous

Michele is wonderful
My wife and I came to Michele after being let down by another estates lawyer. She was patient, kind, responsive, and expert on all the various elements we needed to prepare for our estate package. She and her team helped us through the process efficiently and effectively, and we feel like our affairs are in excellent order having worked with Michele. I could not recommend her more highly.

Josh

Michele Zavos was recommended to me 15 years ago as an attorney who could assist me in drawing up my first will…which she did. I enjoyed working with her and appreciated both her expertise and her sense of humor. She had a way of explaining various issues that was very easy for me to understand. Then, when my father died in 2006, she agreed to assist me in my role as my father’s executrix to settle his estate. She went above and beyond in providing advice and help in preparing and expediting the processing of all those documents that needed to be filed. I met with Michele again in 2019 to revise my will. Again, she was efficient and helpful in providing advice where needed. Her sense of humor fortunately remains! She has my highest recommendation for an attorney who is both excellent at what she does and a pleasure to deal with.

Judy

Michele Zavos was instrumental in helping our family plan for any eventuality, from setting up wills, and health care powers of attorney. Michele knew the issues inside out. We were confident that we were making the most informed decisions thanks to Michele. When we decided to proceed with an adoption�we turned immediately to Michele.

R.S.C. and P.C.

Two years ago I decided to update my will, Power of Attorney, and health directives. Michele Zavos was highly recommended to me as the attorney I should contact. She was thoughtful, creative, and extremely thorough. She provided excellent advice on how to accomplish what I wanted to do by spending time understanding my situation.

During the past month, my father became very ill. I am his executor and also hold his Power of Attorney. The POA was over ten years old and absolutely NO ONE would accept it. Within 24 hours�during an extremely busy time for her� Ms. Zavos prepared and sent me a new POA for my father�s signature. Having this new signed document in hand has made a very difficult time for me so much easier to manage. Her responsiveness was typical of the type of person and attorney Ms. Zavos is.

The recommendation I received to contact Ms. Zavos was a gift; and I will continue to recommend her to anyone I know who needs an attorney. If anyone reading this hasn�t updated their legal documents within the past five years, you should and Ms. Zavos is the best attorney for you to work with to do that!!!!!!!

J.C.

If you are looking for an attorney with commitment, competence, and compassion then Michele Zavos needs to be your choice. Her ability to guide me through my partner�s estate settlement was extraordinary and centering. And, as a result of her intellect and tenacious spirit, I am a richer woman (in more ways than one) as she fought the courts for what was rightfully mine.

Dr. Patty Perillo, Silver Spring, MD

I decided to update my Will, Power of Attorney, and Health Directives. Michele Zavos was highly recommended to me as the attorney I should contact. She was thoughtful, creative, and extremely thorough. She provided excellent advice on how to accomplish what I wanted to do by spending time understanding my situation. During the past month, my father became very ill. I am his executor and also hold his Power of Attorney. The POA was over ten years old and absolutely NO ONE would accept it. Within 24 hours during an extremely busy time for her, Ms. Zavos prepared and sent me a new POA for my father’s signature. Having this new signed document in hand has made a very difficult time for me so much easier to manage. Her responsiveness was typical of the type of person and attorney Ms. Zavos is.

Anonymous

Michele is very knowledgeable about D.C. estate planning and adoption laws, in addition to the laws in neighboring jurisdictions. We felt that the price she charged was extremely reasonable, given the range of documents that we ultimately chose to obtain. We would highly recommend Michele and her team to anyone needing these types of legal services.

H

Thank you very much Michele, for your patience and for being most thorough. Could not have done this without you!

Anonymous

Two years ago I decided to update my will, Power of Attorney, and health directives. Michele Zavos was highly recommended to me as the attorney I should contact. She was thoughtful, creative, and extremely thorough. She provided excellent advice on how to accomplish what I wanted to do by spending time understanding my situation.

Anonymous

The recommendation I received to contact Ms. Zavos was a gift; and I will continue to recommend her to anyone I know who needs an attorney. If anyone reading this hasn’t updated their legal documents within the past five years, you should and Ms. Zavos is the best attorney for you to work with to do that!

J.C.

Michele Zavos is not only my attorney, but a guide who helped me navigate the most difficult time of my life. She has a way of making even the most complex legal situation seem manageable, even through the midst of a crisis when emotions are at their peak and it’s impossible to think clearly. For several years, I have entrusted many of my therapy clients into her care, knowing that she will provide them the most professional and compassionate assistance that she has given to me and my wife. In my opinion, there is absolutely no other attorney or legal group that any LGBT community member should see.

Dr. Robyn Zeiger, LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in MD and D.C.)