Creating a comprehensive estate plan is one of the most important things anyone can do in their lifetime. For this very reason, you should not hire just any attorney to handle your estate planning affairs, as there is so much on the line for you and your family. This is why, below, our New York estate planning attorneys have compiled a short list of critical questions you should ask yourself before hiring an attorney to guide you through the estate planning process. They are as follows:

Can the attorney answer all of your basic questions?

When you attend your initial consultation with your estate planning attorney, you, of course, expect answers. While estate planning law is complex, and your attorney may not have an answer without referencing the law, your attorney should be able to answer your most basic questions. Our firm is dedicated to practicing estate law, and we have been for years, and we can assure you that we will provide helpful answers to any of your concerns regarding creating a will, establishing trusts, guardianships, powers of attorney, and more.

How comfortable do you feel with the estate planning attorney?

While knowledge of the law is the most important factor you should consider when hiring an attorney, you should also leave your initial consultation feeling more secure than when you came in. Trust is the foundation of any attorney-client relationship, which is why you must hire a compassionate, understanding, and caring attorney who will sit you down, answer your questions, and regularly update you through every step of your legal matter. Our firm is here to do just that.

How is the attorney rated on Google?

These days, online ratings are available for nearly every legitimate business, and attorneys are no exception. You should take full advantage of this ability, as there is no better indicator of an attorney’s qualifications than accounts from real clients. Just as you may not eat at a restaurant without first reading its reviews, you shouldn’t hire an attorney without first reading his or her reviews as well. The Lauterbach Law Firm maintains a near-5-star rating on Google, which is a testament to the level of care and dedication we provide to our clients. If you are ready to get started, give us a call today.

Contact the Lauterbach Law Firm

Drafting a will is an important step towards a comprehensive estate plan. When considering this essential step, it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney. The Lauterbach Law Firm provides effective and experienced legal services for clients in Rockland County, Westchester County, and the Lower Hudson Valley. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with an experienced law firm, contact The Lauterbach Law Firm today.