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Hello, I'm Karla Mitchell. Going through a legal case can be very expensive and challenging. I won't go into details, but I recently underwent my own legal battle that lasted several years. It is finally over and I successfully received a settlement, but I had to spend so much time studying law in order to play my role in my own court case. While I found a great attorney at one point, I felt completely lost initially and I don't want anyone else to experience the same thing. So I decided to create this blog for those who would like to know more about law.


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2 Reasons To Work With An Estate Planning Attorney

by Andrew Martin

Everyone should make plans about what will happen when they retire and after they die. It doesn't matter if you have a lot of money or just a little bit. You shouldn't just leave everything up in the air. One way to make sure that you have everything set up the way you want is to find an estate planning attorney. They will be able to help you figure out what your estate is going to be and what you need to know about how to deal with it after you are gone. So, what are some of the reasons you should work with an estate planning lawyer?


One reason to work with an attorney who specializes in estate planning is that they will sometimes help you with probate. Probate is the process that your will has to go through to be recognized by the court and hold the force of law behind it. If someone is going to contest your will, this would be the time that it happens. Generally, probate happens after you have died, and your attorney will usher your will through the process. However, it is possible to send your will through the probate process before you die so that you can close up any problems. Your attorney will help you understand the process easier. 


You might want to set up trusts for family members. Among other things, that trust will need to have a trustee to run the trust and make sure that it is disbursed the way that it should be. An attorney who specializes in estate planning can help you by setting up the trust for you. They should also tell you what kind of trust will work best for your purposes. The attorney can also be the trustee of the trust or recommend someone who can do the job well. If you already have someone in mind to be the trustee, the attorney can help set up protections for both the trust and the trustee and procedures that have to be followed for everything surrounding the trust. 

Don't leave everything up in the air. Make sure that your family is going to be safe and provided for. Get help from an estate planning attorney to create a will and plan for your retirement and beyond. It's the responsible thing to do and something that everyone should do to protect their family.