estate planning

How to Find a Reputable Estate Planning Lawyer

When it comes to handling your estate, you want the best lawyer possible. Many lawyers will claim they work with estate planning, but how do you know they’re reputable and have relevant experience? Will any lawyer work, or do you need one with specific training? Keep reading to find out. 

What Is an Estate Planning Lawyer?

An estate planning lawyer will help you determine where your assets should go when you pass away. They will look at your situation and finances and walk you through the planning process to help you make the best decisions for your family. 

They do more than simply put your will together. They help with all end-of-life arrangements to make the process as straightforward as possible for the loved ones you leave behind. Though much of the planning can be done online, an estate planning lawyer will answer any questions and ensure all areas of your estate are appropriately handled. 

How to Find the Estate Lawyer for You

Not all lawyers are created equally. To ensure you get the care and planning you’re looking for, follow these four steps when choosing an estate attorney:

  • Consider qualifications: Look at the qualifications of each lawyer you’re considering. There are many councils and associations that lawyers can be a part of, depending on their location. Some attorneys can even be designated as “Super Lawyers,” which are highly rated lawyers. 
  • Ask for recommendations: Even in the Internet age, word-of-mouth goes a long way. Ask your family and friends who live nearby if they have a recommended estate lawyer (or one you should steer clear of). 
  • Request a free consultation: Many lawyers will allow you to come in and talk to them to get to know them and their practice. This can help you decide if you connect with a lawyer before working with them. 
  • Look for specializations: If your estate has unique circumstances, look for lawyers with experience handling them. Situations like chronic health conditions can require special assistance during the estate planning process. 

Gandhi Selim Law Is Here for You

At Gandhi Selim Law, we have extensive practice with estate planning for clients. Our team works to get to know you and your goals for your estate so we can develop a plan that works best for your assets and desires. Let us walk you through every step of the estate planning process. 

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