Colorado Estate Planning Blog

Friday, October 5, 2018

How to Choose a Lawyer to Create Your Estate Plan

Only a qualified attorney can interpret the maze of laws bearing on property rights, taxes, wills, probate, and trusts (software will never-ever make the cut!). Here are some tips for finding a lawyer to assist you in achieving your estate planning goals:

  • Avoid general practitioners (lawyers practicing multiple areas of law). Instead, hire an attorney who focuses on estate planning. Estate planning is more complex than many people think (including some lawyers). An attorney who attempts to practice multiple areas of law may overlook important aspects of the law or your situation.

  • Ask about their level of experience and qualifications in estate planning. Membership in certain bar associations or national estate planning organizations often indicates a level of dedication to the field and a commitment to keeping abreast of the law.

  • Find an attorney in whom you have confidence and a connection. You should feel a sense of trust and rapport with the attorney who will be creating a plan, both for your legacy AND for healthcare and financial decisions if you become incapacitated and are not able to make your own decisions. 

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