Being able to establish trust in any sort of relationship is a difficult thing to do, and trust is something that takes time. However, sometimes one must be able to discern whether they can trust a person more quickly, usually within the first meeting. How exactly does anyone find a trustworthy estate planning attorney who practices in New Albany, Indiana, without constantly feeling overwhelmed or feeling like they aren’t sure where to go from where to go from here.
It is important to always stay curious and keep an open mind when meeting estate-planning attorneys. You want to make sure that the attorney you are interviewing and considering to hire has experience in the specifics of what you need help with, and that the attorney will be able to dedicate a good amount of time to your case, instead of treating it like an errand on his or her to-do list.
The best place to start is to ask for references from people you can trust, or even doing your own research online for lawyers in your area. Remember that you will only know as much as your questions allow—so ask the right questions so you can get the answers you need to make your decision. For example, you can ask them how long they have been practice this area of the law, and who will actually be the one meeting with you, writing your will, trust, power of attorney or living will documents.
We encourage you to contact Jerry L. McCullum, who is both an Attorney At Law and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).