If you are in need of an attorney to prepare your estate plan or assist you with questions about your estate, it is a good idea to interview more than one attorney before retaining one. There can be vast differences between attorneys so if you had a bad experience with one lawyer, do not assume you cannot find an attorney you will like.
If you are concerned about whether you can afford to hire a lawyer, contact the office of the lawyer you want to hire, and ask if they offer a free consultation. See free estate consultation. The legal market is very competitive these days. Many lawyers are happy to offer a free consultation so they can provide information about their services to prospective clients.Getting a free consultation before you make an estate plan will allow you to become acquainted with the lawyer and determine if it is a good fit for the work you need done. A free consultation will also help you decide whether you can afford to have your estate planning documents prepared by a professional or whether you will have to use another option to complete your estate plan.For a list of free tips on what questions to ask an estate planning lawyer and how to obtain a written fee quote before agreeing to work with an attorney, see finding an attorney. To ensure you can clearly communicate your estate planning goals to an attorney, you may also want to complete an
Estate Planning Worksheet.Do not miss out on the opportunity to get a free consultation with a lawyer. Whether you are trying to decide whether you need a living trust as part of your estate plan, want to learn more about asset protection, have questions about who will inherit your estate or are concerned about how to protect your parents from greedy siblings, contact an attorney and find out your options.
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The cost of hiring an attorney should never prevent anyone from having essential estate planning documents such as a last will and testament, a living will, a health care power of attorney, a guardianship letter, and a memorial preferences document. If you are concerned you cannot afford to pay a lawyer to make an estate plan, go to our free estate planning page for a list of resources you can use to put your affairs in order and plan your final arrangements.
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