When to Trust a Trust Attorney

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May 16, 2014 by generationsprobate

Planning for the future, particularly after you are gone, is a topic that several people do not pay much attention to, but is nonetheless full of value and importance. Putting up a living trust, for example, is full of technicalities that require guidance from an estate attorney you can trust. Here are a few simple tips that will help lead you to the right one.

  1. Start with Recommendations – One of the first things you would want to consider when searching for a trusted estate lawyer is asking your friends and relatives for recommendations. Surely there are a more than a couple of people in your network who have hired a trust lawyer and were satisfied of the latter’s services. Ask them for referrals.

  1. Contact the Bar – Another useful tip is contacting the local bar association and request for a list of lawyers who specialize in estate planning in the area. Feel free to ask them for names of lawyers who are doing remarkable as of late.

  1. See them in Person – Finally, after gathering a few names, set up a meeting with them and talk to them personally. Seeing and talking to them in person is crucial, as you need to get a better feel of the lawyer who will potentially arrange your estate, which is a very sensitive matter. Find someone who can provide a concrete plan that will successfully meet your requests and help you achieve your short and long term goals.


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Generations is a Sacramento-based estate and trust law firm, providing quality legal counsel in Estate and Tax Planning, Trust Administration, Probate Administration and Elder Law. The name reflects the firm's position as a devoted ally that helps families and businesses make informed decisions about their futures, from one generation to the next.



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