You and Your Estate Planning Attorney
Do You Need to Hire an Estate Planning Attorney?
When considering if you need to hire an estate planning attorney, remember this - estate planning is serious business. One wrong word or one missing signature can change the entire intent of a will or trust. Here are three reasons why it's so important to find and hire a qualified estate planning lawyer.
7 Tips for Finding an Estate Planning Attorney
Searching for a lawyer who can help you put together a good estate plan may seem like a daunting task. But with a little help, you should be able to find several qualified lawyers to choose from. Here's a list of seven resources for locating an estate planning attorney in your state.
How to Choose the Right Estate Planning Attorney
There are several factors that you should consider when choosing the right attorney to assist you with meeting your estate planning goals.
The Team Approach to Estate Planning
When it comes to estate planning, aside from your estate planning attorney, you should involve your other professional advisors as well as your family, and, if applicable, your religious advisor.
Estate Planning as if Your Life Depends on It
When I started out as an estate planning attorney nearly 14 years ago, estate planning was viewed as a one time transaction. The clients were simply sent on their way with their ideal plan at that particular point in their lives and then proceeded to stick the plan in a drawer and forget about it until it was needed. Today, that view has...
Your Estate Planning Attorney, Your Trusted Advisor
As times have changed, so has the field of estate planning. When I started out in the field 14 years ago, people and their lives seemed to be less complicated. Today, estate planners are faced with planning for a diverse group, including sophisticated singles, same sex and unwed couples, blended families, and dysfunctional families.
How to Minimize Legal Fees After Death
Death can be costly, even without adding up the funeral costs, because the legal fees associated with settling your estate can be significant. Here you will find some tips to minimize these fees.