The ideo article outlines some of the most important things to look out for.
A lawyer who is an expert in estate planning is the initial factor to look for. Lawyers have different specialties as do doctors. A hand surgeon is not the right person to see when you have a fractured leg. It is not advisable to hire an attorney who can defend you against criminal charges when creating your will.
Then, think about the expertise of the lawyer. You may want to check out their education qualifications, but the fact is most of what attorneys learn is through their work, especially with estate planning. Choose someone that is in your area and has been working there for awhile.
It’s important to remember that just because an older or more skilled attorney do not necessarily mean they’re the ideal option for you. Cost is another important factor. For a better understanding of their fees, take advantage of the free initial consultation offered by attorneys. In the first consultation, you will be able to meet them to get a feel of their character.
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