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Friday, December 18, 2020

What to Look for in an Estate Planning Attorney

If you are looking for an estate planning attorney, then congratulations to you for taking an important first step in protecting a future you want for you and your loved ones. While there may be an overwhelming number of attorney options in your area, not all will be best suited to help you establish a strong, comprehensive estate plan. Here, we will discuss what you should look for in your estate planning attorney search.

What to Look for in an Estate Planning Attorney

When looking for an estate planning attorney you should first narrow down your search by location. Having an easily accessible estate planning attorney can be important. You may also want to check and see if your attorney would be willing to consult with you via an online platform such as Zoom, especially if you are concerned about social distancing measures.

Additionally, narrow your search down by practice area. Look for an attorney whose law practice is dedicated in large part to the field of estate planning. Estate planning is a complex area of law. Having an attorney that has a history of handling these involved and often difficult to navigate legal matters can be invaluable. Additionally, see if your potential attorney is well versed in tax-related matters as estate planning can have significant tax consequences.

With your search narrowed down by location and experience, you can begin focusing on the attorney himself or herself. Estate planning will involve disclosing some personal details that you might not be comfortable sharing with just anyone. Estate planning may need to include talking to your attorney about some complicated and delicate family dynamics. While this type of information can prove critical to your attorney being able to most effectively serve you, you may not feel comfortable talking about these things with a certain attorney. Find an attorney you can feel free to be open and honest with.

It can also be important to get a lawyer who is upfront with you about things like fees and costs associated with your case. While you may feel uncomfortable talking about money, your estate planning attorney should be well versed in having upfront, frank discussions about such things. He or she should be able to tell you what the fee structure will be as well as any additional fees and costs that may come up in his or her representation of you.

Estate Planning Attorneys

At Hyden, Miron & Foster, our team of dedicated estate planning attorneys is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal representation available. Our goal is to do our clients justice by crafting solid, comprehensive estate plans specifically designed with a client’s unique needs and goals in mind. For help with trust administration, estate administration, estate planning, and all related matters in between, Hyden, Miron & Foster are here for you. Contact us today.


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