Estate law attorneys helps figure out a person’s last will, trust, or other final wishes that need to be carried out after they die. They will guide the person through organizing their assets, protecting them from probate court, and the execution of the final wishes after the person passes away. This video explains how to pick the right estate attorney.
The first thing you want to do is to ask for referrals from family and other loved ones. They will be able to give you the most trustworthy information so that you can make a good decision. You will also want to do your research online. Look at potential lawyers’ websites and check their online reviews.
You also need to look at the attorney’s experience. Make sure they are specialized in estate law. You wouldn’t go to a cardiologist for a broken foot, so don’t go to the wrong attorney when you are planning your estate. Check their experience level. The school they went to matters a lot less than the number of years they’ve been practicing.
Older attorneys aren’t always the best bet, however. It’s important to take advantage of in-person meetings to make sure the potential lawyer is smart and trustworthy. Most of the time, attorneys will offer a free initial consultation.
For more information, check out the video in the link above.