10 Jan Choosing An Estate Planning Attorney
What does an estate planning attorney do?
He manages trusts, wills, the probate process, as well as taxes. When it comes to estate planning, an attorney can assist you to decide how to distribute your assets before and after you pass away. An estate planning attorney assists in planning for after you pass away. He also plans for circumstances where you become incapacitated and cannot look after yourself.
Now that you know more about what this attorney does, what else should you keep in mind?
Consider the points below.
When it comes to choosing an attorney, you need to do the following:
- Make a list of all the attorneys specializing in estate planning.
- Contact every attorney on your list.
- Meet the attorneys and ask them any questions you may have.
- Be sure that you understand the fees that the attorneys charge.
- After you have met with all the candidates, there is only one thing left for you to do. Make a decision about which attorney is right for you.
- Pick the attorney that fits your needs the best.
These are all useful points to take into consideration when you are thinking about choosing an attorney to assist you with your estate plan.
What characteristics should your attorney have?
- The attorney who you choose needs to specialize in estate planning.
- He also must be empathetic and understanding.
- He has to gain an understanding about your family and your planning goals so that he can create an estate plan that is right for you.
- Your attorney must be able to create an estate plan in an efficient manner.
Make sure to choose an attorney that is the best fit for you and your unique needs. When you are looking at creating an estate plan, you must have an experienced attorney to help you.
DR MERVIN MESSIAS
JD (Juris Doctor) / BA, LLB (Wits) / TEP (Trust & Estate Practitioner) / MTP (Master Tax Practitioner – S.A)