September 2018 my mom passed unexpectedly. It was only then I learned that she made me the sole executor of her trust. I was thrust into a moment of life where reality collided with responsibility. The grief was overwhelming, but I needed to immediately consolidate a lot of moving parts and finalize her wishes for the family. I was lost – I felt very alone and did not know what I was doing. Who would? I found Michael Belden and he sat with me, at no charge, for an hour to ensure I was comfortable with him as my attorney. I knew right away that he was the professional I needed. He and his wife Paula gave me the comfort and the calming I needed to traverse a world I did not know. Step by step, over the period of one year, Michael guided me to the conclusion of the trust. I am so grateful to Michael and Paula for their empathy and their professionalism! They are the best! After this experience, I didn’t hesitate to have them update our family trust to ensure that my family is secure after our passing. Thank you so, so much Michael and Paula!