Which estate planning attorney you use is a very important decision. Unlike other areas of law, this attorney could be helping you and your family through their estate plan for decades and even for generations. Further, you must trust this person because often the fruits of their work are delayed, and you need to assure that the attorney is knowledgeable enough to guide you properly because often the plan is not used until you have passed away and it is too late to make mistakes. In a nutshell: Be sure you interview your attorney to make sure this is the right person for the job.
Here are three questions that you can ask to your potential estate planning attorney to make sure they are the right person for the job. Ask the attorney or the attorney’s assistant the following:
Estate planning is an area of law that can dramatically affect your loved ones for years, decades and even generations. It is important that you ask some questions and interview your possible attorney to make sure he or she is competent and ready to handle your estate needs.