Wrongful Death Attorney
Deciding to sit down and write your will is a daunting task. Many people put it off as thinking about death is hardly a fun experience. No one wants to, and you aren’t alone if you have dreaded this moment. However, the unexpected can happen at any moment as our own wrongful death attorney often sees, and without a will in place, your family could be left grieving your loss while trying to keep your assets through court proceedings which adds even more stress to your loved ones.
One of the easiest ways to ensure that your will is set is to hire a lawyer. While you don’t have to, it is highly recommended to ensure that you have everything you need inside. Just, where do you even start looking for a lawyer? If you’ve never searched for one before you may not be aware of what you need.
Finding Candidates to Interview
It isn’t difficult to google lawyers in your area and have plenty of names pop up. In general, probate is profitable to most lawyers who understand how it works. This means that you are likely to find plenty of lawyers who are all offering the same thing.
This is a good thing! You want a list of lawyers that you’d like to talk to. Not every lawyer is going to be a good fit for you. Create a list after looking at each lawyer’s profile or website that you are on. Once you have a list of about five, you are ready to start the interviewing process.
Interviewing the Probate Lawyer
Before you even start your interview with a lawyer, make it clear that you plan to talk to several different ones before you hire one. A lawyer who handles a lot of probates may just assume that you are there to work with them only.
You will want to have some questions ready for each lawyer that you go to see. Here are some of the questions that you could ask to get a good idea of if they are right for you:
- How many probate cases have you handled?
- Who will be handling my case? You or a legal assistant?
- Is it possible to handle some of the probate work myself?
- How long do you think this will last?
- Will you be able to keep me updated on any changes that happen?
- About how much do you think it will cost?
If you are working with an extremely large estate, then you may have to ask more questions. Most of those questions would be related to taxes on both the state and federal level.
After you have interviewed all your prospects, it is time to reflect on them. Your relationship with your lawyer is an important one. Do you feel comfortable around them or did it feel like they were just brushing you off? In order to find a good fit for you, you have to be comfortable. You are going to be sharing important details with them.
When making a will, having a will lawyer you can trust is important according to our friends at W. B. Moore Law. Finding the right lawyer for you comes down to personal choice and if you feel like the lawyer has your needs in mind.