Normally I don't like to 'toot my own horn', but this one I've got to.
I just got one of the best ‘thank you’s’ ever from a client. Background: son (in his late 40’s, no children or wife) died broke with a large amount of debt and no will, leaving only very elderly but spry parents. I decided that they should forego any formal administration as it was only work with absolutely no benefit to them. Also, the apartment where their son was living changed the locks after his death and—working with the apartment’s lawyer—I was able to get my clients back in to retrieve the property and memories he left behind. Their letter:
Thank you and your dedicated staff for all you have done for us. Losing our fine son has been very traumatic for us and the legal ramifications were overwhelming to us.
Yet you established a plan that both provided dignity for our son, and isolated us from the harassing phone calls and direct contacts that we could have been subjected to.
Mr. Hart, your legal knowledge, expertise and positive directions assured us that our son’s best interest and ours was always at the forefront of each decision. . . . .
Our gratitude again for the ‘extra mile’ you went to help us during the ‘lockout’ of [our son’s] apartment.
These clients are wonderful to work with and they followed my suggestions. Days like this are why I love my job and career.