SaveTweetContrary to popular belief, estate planning isn't just for the very wealthy--almost every person acquires assets or properties during their lifetime, which have to be distributed after their death. The main purpose of estate planning is the same regardless of your income level: it gives you control over how you choose to pass on your belongings and other items, as long as you fulfill your local estate law requirements.
Estate law can be a very tricky area--missing one condition or using one wrong word can nullify your will, possibly giving rise to results that are the exact opposite of what you wanted. This is where retaining the services of an estate planning lawyer can come in handy. Find out how an estate planning lawyer can make or break your case, how to choose a lawyer, and how to prepare for meeting with your lawyer.
Determining the need for attorney advice.
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How long has the attorney been practicing in the areas of Probate, Trusts, & Estate Planning Law?.
Is [s]he experienced enough to have firsthand knowledge of family and business matters of concern... more
Reflect on the consequences of your unexpected death - imagine you're suddenly gone..
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The Death Certificate contains much of the information (i.e., complete name of the decedent, social security no., last address, date and time of death, etc.) the attorney will... more