At Cookman Law, we are passionate about helping families with complex situations plan for the future. We believe that each family has unique needs, and their estate plan should be customized to meet those needs. Ellen Cookman started the firm in 2015, to provide broad estate planning services in the California Bay Area with a subfocus in special needs planning. Many families need “parenting when you’re gone,” and we help them put together a team of professionals and family members to provide additional financial and care management and support. We also offer trust administration and probate administration services upon a loved one’s death, and limited conservatorships for developmentally disabled individuals in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.
At Cookman Law, a typical estate plan takes about 2 months from start to finish. We generally charge a flat fee for all practice areas. We’ve found that our clients prefer the certainty of knowing up-front what they’ll be paying, and this also encourages clients to contact us with questions without worrying about being “on the clock.”