Choosing a quality estate planning attorney will ensure that your assets are handled properly after you die. However, it can be difficult to know exactly which attorney to choose, especially if you don’t have experience in the field (which most people don’t). This video will explain a few of the factors you need to consider when choosing an estate planning attorney.
The first thing you need to know is whether or not the attorney you’re considering practices estate planning law. The different areas of the law vary greatly, from language used to the network of judges and other lawyers in the field. You need an expert in estate planning who knows other people within the system for the best results.
You also want to get a lawyer who’s experienced. Experience counts for a lot in every industry and the law is no different. An experienced lawyer will know the tiny ways something can go wrong (and right) because they’ve seen it. A new lawyer may be smart, but they don’t have the practical experience just yet.
An attorney who has some experience with tax laws is also helpful. A lot of the estate planning process will revolve around keeping your assets out of the hands of the government. Tax attorneys understand just how to do this. For more information, watch the video in the link above.