Hiring an attorney is an important task. This is particularly true when you are retaining the services of an elder law attorney who will help you properly organize the latter stages of your life. If you are a little intimidated by the task of hiring a lawyer, we hope the three keys below will help to point you in the right direction.
#1 – Look for Experience
Simply put, you want to work with an elder law attorney who has done exactly the kind of work that you need to have completed. Do you need help with Medicaid planning, or something else? Whatever the case, it’s best to speak with prospective attorneys and directly ask them about their experience. There are plenty of attorneys to pick from in this field, so there is no reason to take your chances on representation that hasn’t been there before.
#2 – Trust Your Instincts
Most attorneys are happy to offer a free consultation to discuss your needs. During that consultation, trust your gut feeling about the connection you have with the lawyer and the office as a whole. Does the practice seem like a good fit for you and your family? You might find that a given elder law attorney isn’t a good fit for you, even if they are highly qualified and well recommended.
#3 – Availability Matters
You don’t want to commit to working with a given lawyer only to find later that the practice has very little time to work with you. Unfortunately, some practices will take on a bigger load than they can manage properly, leaving you waiting for long periods of time to hear back or have tasks completed. Be upfront about what you will expect from your partnership with the law office, and make sure they are prepared to deliver on your expectations time after time.
If you would like a free consultation to discuss your elder law and estate planning needs, please contact The Law Offices of Kimberly K. Muenter, P.A. today. We are excited to serve you!