February 5, 2014 by generationsprobate
Regardless of your economic status in life, planning for the financial security of your spouse and children after you are gone is an important matter that should not be neglected. A trust attorney can help you do that, but how exactly does one go about finding a trustworthy attorney to manage a trust-based estate plan?
There are several good ways to find a reliable trust attorney. The most traditional of these, of course, is to consult a local phone directory. If you want to make things easier, you can go online and Google the information along with your state for a more refined search.
Peer reviews are always an excellent source of information regarding the reliability of different trust attorneys. Many database websites like the Martindale-Hubbell database lists most attorneys in the country, including peer rankings, which should help you in the selection process.
Of course, you can also opt to ask any of your friends or family members who have hired trust lawyers for referrals. Another great resource for you to consider is your local, county, or state bar association. Utilizing their lawyer referral services, the association can match you with an attorney in your region that focuses on your needs. First appointments made with a referral from the bar association may also be billed at significantly lower rates.