Are you wondering if there are really any benefits to hiring an estate planning attorney? You might be waiting to write your will thinking it can be done later, with little if any legal assistance. Or you could be panicking, already knowing your estate has many facets that you need to get in order. Fast. Perhaps it’s time to contact an estate planning lawyer.
What Does An Estate Planning Attorney Do?
Attorneys practice in many different areas. While some might work in criminal law or medical cases, others specialize in tax, property, or estate planning. An estate planning attorney’s primary role is to help guide you through the management and distribution of your estate after your death, or if you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions.
A qualified estate planning attorney knows that goals vary from person to person. You might now want a cookie-cutter approach when handling your estate. Some people have children they include in their estate, others do not. Because an attorney knows the laws that govern your state, he can walk you through the entire estate planning process smoothly and help your beneficiaries avoid probate whenever possible.
The Benefits of Hiring Professional Legal Help
Proper Execution – Legal documents require an understanding of the law and all the fine print. An experienced estate attorney works to protect you and ensures that all of your estate documents are executed properly.
Ease of Drafting – Drafting your estate can be quite complicated, especially if you have many assets you wish to divide. An attorney will properly prepare your estate based on your own needs and objectives, rather than a one size fits all approach.
Avoid Pitfalls – Another benefit of hiring an estate planning attorney is the advice you’ll receive. Once you’ve discussed your plans and wishes with an attorney, he can draft the necessary legal documents to carry them out accordingly.
Invest in Your Expectations
Because you’ll be discussing some of the most personal aspects of your life, you should feel comfortable with your estate attorney. A respected and experienced lawyer will have the necessary years of mentorship and wisdom to help you address personal matters of a difficult nature.
There are many benefits to hiring an estate planning attorney. While low-cost estate planning kits are an affordable option for the do-it-yourself approach, it really does pay to hire an attorney who will protect you and make sure your end of life expectations are clear and concise. Save your heirs the time and trouble of sorting through financial and personal matters by hiring an estate planning attorney to lead the way for you.
We’d love to assist you in all of your estate planning needs. Please contact Brillant Law Firm today to book a private consultation.