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Choosing an attorney to assist with your estate planning

On Behalf of | Jul 31, 2020 | Estate Planning |

In light of current events, many Tennessee residents are deciding it is time to get their affairs in order in case the worst happens. Estate planning offers a variety of options for individuals, and deciding which ones will work best for a particular person’s circumstances can be a daunting task. In order to help ensure that the right choices are made, it is often best to seek out some advice and assistance.

Part of the beauty of estate planning documents is that they can be modified and changed when needed. The attorney an individual chooses should have a program to help ensure that each client’s documents remain in compliance with any changes in the law or his or her personal circumstances that may occur. Moreover, the work often does not necessarily end with the execution of the documents. For instance, a trust will require funding, and the chosen attorney should provide assistance in doing so.

Like other states, Tennessee has laws governing the creation of estate planning documents in order to make sure they are valid and will be effective when the time comes. When searching for an attorney, one of the first factors to consider is experience. Does the attorney have a good working knowledge in this area of law?

One factor that should not be overlooked when choosing an estate-planning attorney is whether the individual feels comfortable with him or her. It does not matter how much experience a lawyer has, if a potential client does not feel that a good working relationship is possible, then that particular attorney may not be the best choice. An individual will need to share some the most intimate details of his or her life with this person, and if it does not feel right to do so, then it may be best to move on.