I have several referrals for trust administration attorneys. What questions should I ask?

Finding the right trust administration attorney is not always a simple process. Once you have obtained some referrals, your next step is to reach out to these attorneys. Knowing what questions to ask can help ensure that you find the lawyer that best fits your needs.

Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Attorney

What questions are important to ask? Consider the following:

  1. How much of your practice is devoted to trust administration? It is important to choose an attorney with a substantial background in this area. Many attorneys claim to handle this type of work, but a lawyer that focuses his practice on trusts and estates is likely to be the more efficient choice. For example, at the Law Office of James F. Roberts & Associates APC, we strictly handle the creation, modification, and implementation of trusts and estates.
  2. Where is your practice located? Convenience is important when it comes to a trust administration. If you live in Anaheim and your attorney is located far away, this may not be the right choice for you.
  3. When did you begin the practice of law? While young attorneys are often excellent at what they do, some things simply cannot be taught. It takes years of experience to witness all of the ins and outs that go into a trust administration.
  4. How long does it typically take you to get back to a client? Responsiveness is one of the biggest complaints that people have about attorneys. Ask the lawyer what his policy is on getting back to a client.

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