Maybe you’re in the process of estate planning for the first time. Maybe you have an estate plan in place but are hoping to make some changes in the near future. Or maybe you don’t know the first thing about estate planning, so you need a push in the right direction.
Even if you’re lost and unsure of what comes next, there’s an answer to your problem: an estate planning attorney.
When you consult with an attorney, you have the opportunity to bounce ideas off of them, ask questions, and most importantly, receive professional guidance.
There are a variety of questions to ask your estate planning attorney, all of which can help clear the air and give you a better idea of what’s best for you. While no two people are the same, here are some general questions that typically make sense:
- Do I really need an estate plan?
- What’s the difference between a will and a trust?
- Can you explain the many different types of trusts?
- How much does it cost to create a will? How about a trust?
- What’s the best form of incapacity planning?
- What’s the best way to name a guardian for my minor children?
- What does the probate process entail? Is there a way to avoid it?
If you ask these questions, among others, it’ll allow you and your attorney to have a meaningful conversation. It should also provide you with solid information that allows you to make more informed and confident decisions.
Tip: you can consult with an estate planning attorney at any time, regardless of your situation and what you’re trying to accomplish. Just the same, you should feel comfortable doing this as often as necessary, as your estate plan is extremely important to both you and your family.
If you want to ask an estate planning attorney these questions – among any others – contact us to set up a consultation. From there, it won’t be long before you’re asking questions, receiving answers, and feeling better about the entirety of your situation.