How to get the most suitable attorney to undertake estate planning

by Guest Author on August 12, 2016

in Articles, Guest Posts

court_law_judgeAs you make your financial goals in life, there are times you would want to consult an advisor who can tell you what the best area to invest is. You could ask for these services because you have just inherited an estate and you don’t know how to invest the large sum of money.

The subject of writing a will is usually brought up only to people who are elderly; it can sound quite absurd to hear that someone who is still middle aged is writing a will. However you should know that as soon as you start accumulating assets you should have a plan of who they should be transferred to when you pass away.

In the case that you have a family, you certainly want them to be secured and stable if you pass away in the near future, you would not want your children to lack any need they require. Even though you may not be the sole breadwinner, if you prepare your assets appropriately, your family will be able to sustain themselves in your absence.

There are certain items you will need to plan your estate sufficiently. The estate planning documents need to be available so that the process can be undertaken. These documents include a will and a living trust. A will is a term you have definitely heard of before and probably you have been mentioned in some that you have heard.

A living trust is a document that is very similar to a will whereby you can indicate exactly how you want your assets distributed after you pass away. You are supposed to transfer your assets and properties to this specific trust while you are still alive, and they can be past directly to the designated people after your demise. Here are some ways you can choose the right lawyer for your estate planning;

a) Consult with your financial advisor.
A professional advisor is aware that estate planning is a very important activity for their clients to take responsibility over. It is a mandatory process to fulfill the financial goals of every individual. Your financial advisor should recommend the best lawyer that will address the specific issues you are concerned about.

b) Go through advertisements that are on different media.
An attorney needs to make their services known to the public in order to attract clients. This type of lawyer is not exempted to this, advertisements that inform you of a qualified lawyer around your area through the newspapers will usually be legitimate. Since well renowned newspapers will evaluate the individual before displaying their advertisement so as to ensure the public is not being exposed to a fraudster.

Thinking about your own death is not something that you would want to do. Nevertheless, if you prepare your assets and properties while you are still alive, your friends and loved ones will not have to go through a tough time while you are gone. You can have peace of mind that your family will be taken care of and your instructions will be followed.

Guest article written by: Quincy Latte is an experienced lawyer; he is also qualified to be a financial advisor. Mr. Latte does consultation to pensioners on how to acquire the right estate planning documents and get their assets ready for transfer to the designated persons.

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mkrahman August 26, 2016 at 06:11

Thank you Quincy Latte for your nice post “How to get the most suitable attorney to undertake estate planning”. I am taking from your blog title where you searching suitable attorney. My opinion it should be like “adequate, reliable trustful attorney”. As because, if your attorney do not seriously attentive to your issues, your endeavor will be dismissed.
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Michael Haslam December 6, 2016 at 07:59

Hey!

Nice Post.

Estate planning is not a complicated process, but you are planning for things to be done after you are gone. Instead of thinking too much and complicating it, it is always wise to be open-minded and consider how best your can help your family members. You must believe in securing their future.

Thanks for providing this useful information.

I appreciate your efforts for writing this article.

Keep up the good work!

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Joseph Blanchard January 5, 2017 at 06:09

Hey, Great Post.
An estate planning lawyer will help build a power of attorney, living trust, and a health care proxy to defend you in your active years.
The attorney will also run with you to establish a will and/or testamentary outline within your living trust to guard those you leave behind.

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Rosie Taylor May 8, 2017 at 11:12

Hey,

Great post.

Estate planning is the process of managing and parceling out an estate to reduce the taxes owed and to transfer assets to beneficiaries after someone dies.

When you begin to make a plan, you will want to go through an attorney to make sure that all of the requirements are in order for your final wishes to be carried out appropriately as per the laws in your particular state.

Thanks for sharing!

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MichaelFoisy May 10, 2017 at 11:10

Hii,

Nice Post

Well, Estate planning lawyer is the most knowledgeable people who can give guidance to clients, set up a trust where assets are reserved for a specific beneficiary.

Thanks for sharing your views.

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Zac Knipe August 21, 2017 at 07:28

Hi,
Great Share!
Business Advisor is responsible for taking a Personal Representative through the entire probate process from start to finish.
Some probate lawyers specialize in representing Personal Representatives and beneficiaries of an estate who become involved in separate lawsuits related to the decedent’s estate.

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Mats Wolff February 19, 2020 at 00:25

Thanks for mentioning that getting your assets sorted out down will provide less stress for my close relationships when I pass away. You never know when you will leave this earth, and I want to make sure everything is squared away when I am gone. I also plan on hiring a probate lawyer to make sure my will is verified.

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