Frequently Asked Questions


1. Do you work with straight people too?
2. Can we do the consultation by phone?
3. How do I schedule a consultation?
4. I know what I need, and I see that you offer that service. What do I need to do?
5. What do I need to bring to a document signing?
6. What about Fees?
7. So how does this web-form process work?
8. Whoa. You’re seriously taking all of my information via the web? Is that safe/secure?
9. Do you do speaking engagements?
10. Do you have client testimonials you can share?


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1. Do you work with straight people too?

Of course! 
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2. Can we do the consultation by phone?

Yes, but it must be scheduled in advance. For new prospective clients, advance payment is also required. When we are involved in preparing estate planning documents, a face-to-face meeting will be required.
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3. How do I schedule a consultation?

Use the 
Request an Appointment page, call us at 804-404-5711, or use the Contact Us form.
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4. I know what I need, and I see that you offer that service. What do I need to do?

In short, you’re in luck. If there is a link on the Services page, we have an online offering to make this super-easy; if you don’t see a link next to the service you want, we’ll still make it as painless as possible. Just shoot us a message via the
Contact Us form to get started. Please note that not everyone can self-diagnose their legal needs. If we determine you need more than what you have asked for, we may decline to take on the representation in the first place if you insist on proceeding based on your self-diagnosis, or we may require you to sign a disclosure and acknowledgment.
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5. What do I need to bring to a document signing?

You should bring your photo ID, any supporting documents we have asked you to bring with you, and payment for any balance due.
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6. What about Fees?

Realizing that our fees are of vital importance to you, 
we have dedicated an entire F.A.Q. to fees.
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7. So how does this web-form process work?

For single documents
You submit your information via the secure web-based form. The form will prompt you for payment of the estimated fee (read the 
F.A.Q. on fees if you would rather pay another way). Once we receive your form submission, we will contact you with an engagement letter, or if your form was incomplete, we may ask for additional information before we provide you with the engagement letter. When we receive the signed engagement letter back and confirm receipt of your deposit, we will draft your documents and send you a link to schedule the document signing. 

For comprehensive estate planning
You submit your information via the secure web-based form. The form will prompt you for payment of the consultation fee (read the 
F.A.Q. on fees if you would rather pay another way), and then direct you to our online scheduling system to set up a face-to-face meeting/consultation. After the consultation, we will send you the engagement letter. When we receive the signed engagement letter back and confirm receipt of your deposit, we will draft your documents and then send you a link to schedule the document signing. 
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8. Whoa. You’re seriously taking all of my information via the web? Is that safe/secure?

Yes and Yes. We take our ethical responsibilities to you seriously, and that means protecting your data. The highlights: Our vendors use SSL and encrypt your data for transit. Our internal servers are stored off-site from our offices, also use SSL to protect your data in transit, and we backup everything on every BaryLaw computer to the cloud and local drives on a regular basis. We never ask you to submit sensitive information via email. All of our own computers are “locked down” with multiple layers of security to protect your data. But even if someone got in to our vendor’s database, your particularly sensitive information (social security, account and credit card numbers) is also segregated inside our vendor’s database with military-grade encryption.
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9. Do you do speaking engagements?

Whenever my schedule allows, the answer is yes. I enjoy speaking to business, civic, and community groups about the wide range of legal issues facing the LGBT community, and routinely provide general overviews on those topics and in-depth discussions of particular topics relating to estate planning, partnership planning and protection, and legally protecting the children of same sex couples. Let’s talk to discuss your particular group’s needs. Use the 
Contact Us form or call 804-482-1649 to start the discussion.
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11. Do you have client testimonials you can share?

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