Selecting an Estate Planning Attorney
Estate planning help should be more than just a lawyer who prepares wills and trusts. You want an estate planning attorney who will treat all aspects of your situation with care and sensitivity. Strategic divorce has earned a reputation in the country for being an experienced estate planning attorney who will work with you to create an estate plan that perfectly fits your needs.
What Does an Estate Attorney Do?
Estate planning attorneys’ help clients ensure that their wishes are followed, and the assets accumulated over their lifetimes are dispersed according to those wishes. They work with those about to marry, people who are divorcing, or people suffering from long-term illness or death in the family. They advise people to make sure their last will and testament are as powerful as possible. If a client’s estate is considerable, they also may assist in setting up trusts and other financial vehicles designed to keep wealth in the family for generations to come.
Factors to Consider When Hiring an Attorney
There are hundreds of estate planning attorneys with varying experience and credentials. Whether you are a busy executive who is terrified of the very thought of having a will, or if you are a member of one of the many families that have settled in our area, it is important to seek out quality, not quantity.
- How long the attorney has been practicing: The question of “How long the attorney has been in practicing” is an important one to consider—experience counts. Another important aspect of estate planning is “knowing the right people.” Reaching out to those with contacts and experience with a particular probate attorney can help build your interest in finding the right estate planning attorney for you.
- Attorney’s Fees: Estate planning attorneys oversee the preparation of documents that transfer your assets upon death or address other similar matters. What determines how much an estate planning attorney costs is based on several factors. One factor is whether you want to hire a lawyer who specializes in working with lawyers or one who also assists individuals and families with preparing for the future. However, many experts say most will work well with prospective clients recommended by a colleague or friend.
- The Attorney’s field of practice: Estate planning is an area of expertise; find out if it is an area of expertise for your estate planning attorney. Sometimes you may require an attorney who can also help you with other legal matters; finding out what an estate planning attorney can do for you can save you time and money. It would help if you also inquired into their experience working with estates, trusts and any complex financial matters involved when settling an estate.
Contact Us Today
When you are ready to be protected by a professional estate planning attorney, look to the Law Offices of Strategic Divorce; we’ll protect your assets and ensure that your wishes are respected. Call us at (847) 234-4445 and book an appointment today. Your estate plan is our number one priority.