Questions To Ask During An Initial Consultation
Setting up an initial consultation with your prospective estate planning lawyer is very important. This will give you a look into how simple or complex your case may be. It is also an opportunity for you to ask relevant questions about your case.
- Is your lawyer focused on estate planning? It would be much more advantageous to you if you work with a lawyer that specializes in estate planning. This means that the lawyer is skilled and knowledgeable with the ins and outs of the laws surrounding estate planning.
- How many years of experience does your lawyer have? It is important that you know how long your lawyer has been practicing with estate planning. The more years of experience your lawyer has, the more familiar he or she is with all the legalities.
- Does the lawyer charge a flat fee or an hourly rate? This is an important question to ask so that you would not be surprised once you get billed for their legal services. A large number of estate planning lawyers charge a fixed fee. Make sure you have this cleared out before you push through with a specific lawyer.