Confidence in Your Estate Planning Attorney

If you’ve been wondering whether it’s worth the time and money to have an attorney help you with your estate plan, the New York Times is here with an answer, and everything you need to know is right there in the title of the article: Good Advice Makes All the Difference in Estate Planning.

I enjoy cooking but learning about estate planning isn’t like learning to make spaghetti sauce, where the proof of the value of the recipe and ingredients is in the eating of the finished product. The value of an estate plan is intangible. To feel confident that you have an accurate and valuable estate plan you have to have faith in the attorney who created it for you. How do you find an attorney in whom you can place your trust and confidence? Author Deborah L. Jacobs has a couple of tips to help you find the right attorney:

  • Ask your friends or other trusted advisors

  • Meet with the attorney and pay attention to how the attorney address your needs

Jacobs knows that the decision to spend money on something as intangible as creating or updating an estate plan is a difficult one right now. Those who do feel the cost of estate planning is a worthwhile investment don’t want that investment wasted. Finding the lawyer who will understand your needs, work toward your goals, and give you confidence and peace of mind is essential.