Creating a comprehensive estate plan is something everyone must do in their lifetime. Doing so ensures your assets will be handled and distributed as you would have intended upon your passing. With something as important as your hard-earned assets, it is critical you hire an estate planning attorney that has the knowledge and skill needed to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Below are some of the most important questions you should ask yourself before hiring an estate planning attorney.
Does your attorney primarily practice estate planning?
Throughout the state of Maryland, there are thousands of attorneys. Many of them practice various areas of the law, and most of those attorneys are great at what they do. However, when hiring an attorney to guide you through the estate planning process, ensure you hire one who focuses mainly, if not exclusively on estate planning. Most attorneys will gladly accept your case, however, they may not have what it takes to best represent you. Attorney Katz has been primarily practicing estate law for years.
Does your attorney have good online reviews?
These days, nearly every single business has a website, and when you google the business, restaurant, or whatever, the first thing you will look for is that business’s reviews. This is no different for attorneys. Reading an attorney’s reviews is the best gauge of telling whether you should trust that attorney to represent you in such a pivotal time in your life. Our firm maintains a near-5-star review on Google, which is a testament to our hard-working and highly-skilled attorneys.
Do you feel comfortable with your attorney?
Of course, if you are planning on hiring an attorney, your biggest concern is whether that attorney has a firm understanding of the law and can get you to where you need to be. That being said, aside from simply being a smart person, your attorney should make you feel comfortable that he or she truly is the best person to be handling your legal concerns. Our attorneys will take the time to sit down with you, answer each of your questions, and will keep you in the loop through every step of the estate planning process to ensure you feel that you made the right decision by choosing us.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
The attorneys at JD Katz have years of experience compassionately guiding clients in Maryland through the estate planning and administration process. Our firm also has experience with matters of elder law, business law, tax law, and litigation. For a legal team that will put your needs first, contact JD Katz today.