How do I select the right attorney for estate planning?

There is a lot to consider when you are ready to hire an estate planning lawyer. The attorney you once hired for your car accident case or to set up your business, may not be the right one to protect your family now.

Things to Think About When Hiring an Estate Planning Lawyer

As you make this important decision, it is important to consider:

  • Attorney reviews. You can find reviews of estate planning lawyers on many online rating websites. You can, for example, search an attorney’s name on Yelp or look at testimonials on attorney websites to get opinions from people who have already worked with the lawyer you are considering.
  • Attorney experience. Be selective in choosing the attorney who drafts your estate plan. Look for an attorney with the sole specialty of estate planning. Estate planning is a unique area of law, and you want someone who has the experience and education to achieve the results that you desire.
  • Cost. The cost of estate planning will vary substantially from attorney to attorney. It is very important that the quote be complete and include consultations, ancillary documents, and help in getting assets transferred into applicable trusts, for example. Documents are worthless if they don’t fit your needs.
  • Your feeling when you meet with the lawyer. Paying for an estate plan without personally meeting with the attorney is like having surgery without the doctor in the room. You want to know that you can trust the person that you hire to do such an important job for you. A free, initial consultation is your opportunity to ask questions and get answers. Your initial impressions and gut feelings matter.

You are hiring an attorney to do an important job, and you have the right to be selective. We want you to make the decision that is right for you and your family. Accordingly, we encourage you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with us so that we can sit down and get to know each other before you decide which estate planning lawyer to hire. Please contact us through this website or by phone to schedule your appointment today.