When it comes to answering emails, I'm no Mark Cuban. Mark is the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, and he puts his email address up on the scoreboard every home game. He says he gets more than 1,000 emails every day. But he's a billionaire and he has time to spend a few hours answering emails from fans that pay him thousands every season to sit in a seat during basketball games.
I, on the other hand, get lots of emails daily. I welcomed it when I started my blog. But now I can't answer them all. First of all, some of the emails I get are so long that I don't have time to read them much less make an attempt to answer them.
A large portion of my emails are from people who are trying to settle an estate, but there is someone (typically a family member or in-law) who is stealing, lying, cheating, selling, buying, spending, using, or inappropriately handling the assets of the deceased. And on top of that, there is no communication going on between the parties that are involved. I run from these, and I certainly don't try to solve all of their legal and family relationship problems with an email.
We provide high-level estate planning and estate administration legal services to well-educated, well-mannered, positive-thinking individuals and couples who want what's best for themselves and their families. Like Mark Cuban, the most likely emails that we return are the ones from people who are doing business with us (or are going to) and pay us money.
On the other hand, we want to help families avoid these disasters by planning ahead before a family-splitting problem erupts.