Estate planning entails the steps that are legally required for one to ensure that their property and any health care wishes will be honored, and that any loved ones will be provided for in the event of one’s passing. Estate planning includes issues such as health directives, wills, living wills, trusts, and the probate process. Because estate planning involves very important medical and financial decisions, it is best to find and work with an experienced estate-planning attorney.
A good estate planning attorney will help you understand your financial position, how to execute a loved one’s wishes in a Will, how best to notify and work with relatives, and also assist with the overall management of your affairs. For tips on how to find and hire an estate-planning attorney and what to ask when meeting with your new attorney, explore the corresponding sections.
Learn About Using an Estate Planning Attorney
- Get Legal Help with an Estate Planning Issue : A guide to getting legal help with estate administration or probate.
- Prepare to Meet with an Estate Planning Lawyer : Your estate planning attorney will need to know a lot about your personal and financial life in order to prepare an estate plan that accurately reflects your goals. This form will help you organize that information.
- Hire an Estate Planning Lawyer : Learn how an estate planning attorney can help and how to find the right lawyer.
- Estate Planning Questionnaire : This questionnaire will help you gather and organize all your information prior to your initial consultation.