Article 2: Finding the Right
Estate Planning Attorney for your business or family
By: Lori T. Williams, Esq.
family is one of the most important decisions you'll make.
Protecting them should be another one! Sometimes people
wait until they are older, or when their children get older, to put
the basics in place.
But you're never
too young, or too old, to start planning. The key is to
start NOW! At a minimum, every couple should
have a will, and medical and durable powers of attorney for each
spouse. When children are involved or property exists, a trust
is also advisable.
Proper estate planning with the right attorney,
financial advisor and accountant can save you from taxes, estate
costs, and a lot of family feuds during a time of grief. A long
term care insurance specialist can also be a good resource to
help you contain health care costs as you age. But you
must plan ahead and work with your advisors before you experience the loss of a
loved one, or face medical challenges.
As your life circumstances change,
your estate plan should also change. Be sure to update your
advisors when you have a marriage, divorce, death of a loved one,
when you start or end a business, when you retire, when you have a
child/grandchild, experience an illness or injury,
etc. Additionally, changes in the law may require that
your estate planning documents be updated. If you haven't had a
"checkup" of your estate plan in the last 3-5 years, it is
probably time to do so.
Even within estate planning law,
attorneys vary firm to firm, each with a different focus and approach
to serve their clients. Some attorneys are elder law
specialists, others handle general estate planning, while
others prefer probate litigation. Some attorneys focus on
special needs families, others on veteran's benefits, and others
service young families, business owners, or
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