How to Find an Estate Planning Attorney

How to Find an Estate Planning Attorney

While I'm positive you know how to find an attorney, as it's easy to make a few phone calls or look online. There are some key things you should look for and ask when searching for an estate planning attorney. The practice of law is increasingly becoming a service-based industry. Clients pay a high dollar value for the knowledge and experience of a licensed attorney and want their customer service to match the price. As with any service-based business, the experience can vary from one attorney to another.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Prepare a Medical Power of Attorney?

Do I Need a Lawyer to Prepare a Medical Power of Attorney?

Many of us have not given any thought to what would happen in the event we suffered from a medical emergency and were unable to speak for ourselves or make our own medical decisions. In such an unfortunate circumstance, you will need someone to make decisions regarding what is best for you and to advocate on your behalf with your medical providers.

What does an estate planning lawyer do?

What does an estate planning lawyer do?

When planning for your future, you will want to consult an estate planning lawyer to discuss plans for your possible future incapacity and eventual death. An estate planning attorney does more than simply prepare your Last Will and Testament. A capable and experienced attorney will engage in deep discussions with you to gain an understanding of your family situation, financial status, and any wishes that you may have.

Trusts 101

Trusts 101

A friend of mine recently retired and is living comfortably in the home she and her husband paid off a few years ago. She wants to make sure that her son can inherit the house after she passes away, so she came to me with questions about the legal documents necessary to achieve that and protect her family.