Drafting an estate plan is something that everyone should do in their lifetime. In your estate plan, you will address several critical issues, such as who will receive your assets after you pass, who will make healthcare/financial decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated, and more. These are all very important matters, which is why you must select an estate planning attorney who can ensure you have a sound plan. Below, our Maryland estate planning attorneys have listed some of the most important qualities to look out for when hiring an estate planning attorney.
Your Estate Planning Attorney Can Answer Your Questions
Rather obviously, if you schedule an initial consultation with an attorney and he or she cannot answer your questions, this is a very bad sign. While the law is complicated, your attorney should be able to give you straight answers regarding your estate plan. Do not settle for an attorney who sidesteps questions or who simply does not have the answers when there are other attorneys who do have the answers you are looking for.
Your Attorney’s Practice Focuses on Estate Law
Just as you would not hire an electrician to service your boiler, you shouldn’t hire a personal injury attorney to craft your estate plan. Many attorneys are licensed to practice multiple areas of law, though this does not necessarily make them your best option when it comes to estate law. You need an attorney who primarily focuses on estate law and is familiar with all of the intricacies and nuances associated with the law, not a jack of all trades.
You Trust Your Estate Planning Attorney
Your attorney should be able to answer your questions, keep you updated at all times, and, ultimately, make you feel comfortable knowing that a competent, trustworthy individual is handling your estate. Our firm understands that trust is the cornerstone of all attorney-client relationships, and we pledge to never violate our duty to you, the client.
Your Attorney Maintains a Solid Rating on Google
Many people will check an establishment’s ratings on Google before going there themselves. This is true when it comes to restaurants, mechanics, and more. Attorneys are no different. There is no better gauge of an attorney’s talent than what previous clients have to say about him. Our firm maintains a near-5-star rating on Google, demonstrating our dedication to our clients, time and time again. If you have any additional questions or you are ready to draft your estate plan, our firm would be happy to help.
Contact our experienced Montgomery County, 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.