Here are some helpful tips, but remember, not all advice fits every situation.
- Wills and Estate Planning
- Estate planning is for everyone. While most people do not like to think about death, it is a reality and typically unplanned. It is a lot easier on everyone, especially if you have a spouse, children and/or any relatives, if you draw up your own will and testament.
- Act in a timely Fashion
- If you find yourself in a sticky situation, whether you need legal counsel or just advice, the sooner you seek help the better off you will be. The longer you wait the longer the opposing counsel has to build a case against you or maybe just for some documents to get lost. Typically, your counsel will need time to review the case.
- Your counsel can only prepare for any circumstance if he/she knows all of the facts. Normally, surprises are going to harm your case not help it. Your attorney is there to assist you, so divulge all information pertaining to the situation. Your attorney may ask you questions that you do not think are relevant or that you might think are personal, but remember, they are there to ensure that you have the best outcome.
- Have a Question and Answer session
- Make sure you are comfortable with your attorney and that they can explain the legal lingo to you if you do not understand it. Any attorney who cannot or will not take the time to answer your questions clearly and accurately is not to be trusted.
Make sure you are Satisfied with your decision.