Questions to Ask Before Hiring Your Estate Planning Attorney
Feb. 21, 2022
Every client has different needs and desires when it comes to estate planning. When looking to hire an estate planning attorney, it is important to know what you are looking for. The best way to find the right attorney is to start out with an initial consultation. In that meeting you can set a list of questions to ask the attorney. Here are three questions we highly recommend asking in the process of finding the best estate planning attorney for you.
1. How Do You Bill for Your Services?
Being straightforward in any hiring process will get you exactly what you are looking for, especially when it comes to billing and fees. Asking this question in the beginning of the estate planning process will save you from not-so-fun surprises down the line. At North County Legal, we go over this information during the consultation stage in order for you to confidently make the right decision.
2. How Will You Respond to My Needs on An Ongoing Basis?
You need to make sure you lawyer will be responsive and available to you throughout your life. As you grow and evolve, so should your estate plan. You should feel secure knowing that your lawyer will be there for you for the long haul.
3. How Will You Proactively Communicate with Me on An Ongoing Basis?
Ultimately, you want to work with a lawyer that you and your loved ones can confidently trust and turn to in any time of need regarding your estate plan. Your lawyer should be willing to get to know you and your family over time. He or she should also have a system that holds all of your estate planning information and is up to date to ensure this ongoing, proactive communication. So, when the time comes, your lawyer can professionally be there for your loved ones and guide them through the next steps.
Choosing the Best Estate Planning Attorney For You While hiring an estate planning lawyer can feel intimidating, it is crucially important to ensure you are hiring the best one for you. These questions will guarantee that you chose the right one. Remember, this is the individual you are trusting to serve on your behalf to protect and provide for your loved ones in the event of life’s most traumatic experiences.
Here North County Legal, we are committed to keeping you and your family properly informed on an ongoing basis. We aim to develop a relationship with you and with your family and make an effort to be there for you whenever needed. Our unique, family-centered legal services are specifically tailored to provide our clients with the kind of love, attention, and trust we’d want for our own loved ones.