Questions To Ask Your Estate Planning Lawyer
When you go for a consultation with your estate planning lawyer, make sure you come into it prepared to ask questions that will clarify issues that aren’t so clear to you. A consultation is the perfect time for you and your lawyer to meet in the middle regarding issues you deem are more important than another. Here are some of the questions you might want to ask:
- How complex is my case and would you be able to handle it? A lawyer is the best person to determine whether you have a basic or complex case in your hand. They have the knowledge and expertise to see just how difficult or easy their client’s case is.
- Would there be any tax consequences? Your lawyer must explain to you how he or she would be able to save you from high estate taxes. The lawyer must also be able to handle issues regarding other forms of taxes such as income tax, capital gain, and gift tax.
- What will your lawyer’s fee include? First and foremost, you must be aware how you will be billed and how much. You should be clear right from the start what your lawyer’s fee would include.