What to Look For When Hiring an Estate Planning Attorney

Creating a comprehensive estate plan is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your assets and wealth are protected and distributed as you would have intended after you pass. That is why when you are looking for an estate planning attorney, you should not choose just any attorney. Our firm has compiled a short list of various questions you should ask your prospective attorney before selecting him or her to help you. Some of the most important questions you should ask an attorney and yourself are as follows:

Do you mainly practice estate planning?

There are thousands of attorneys in Pennsylvania, and nearly all of them will be more than happy to help you draft your estate plan. However, not all of those attorneys are the best fit for you, and they know it. You wouldn’t hire a plumber to fix your car, so don’t hire a bankruptcy attorney to create your estate plan. Our firm has the experience and skill needed to help you create an estate plan that you and your family can truly feel comfortable with.

Does the attorney have solid online reviews?

There are few better ways to gauge whether a business, a person or a law firm is good at what they do than looking at their online reviews. You wouldn’t eat at a 2-star restaurant, so why hire a 2-star attorney? Our firm is currently maintaining a 5-star ranking on Google, and it’s no secret why. Our clients understand that we truly care about their best interests, and when you choose us to help you through the estate planning process, you will too. We give each client the time, patience, and effort they deserve to ensure we meet all of their needs. 

Are you comfortable with your attorney?

The foundation of any attorney-client relationship is trust. Of course, knowledge of the field of law is critical, however, you should leave your initial consultation feeling more relaxed than before. First impressions are key, which is why our firm will spend as much time as necessary with every client, keeping them in the loop through every step of the process. We respect your needs, and we will tirelessly work to ensure you feel confident in our abilities and your estate plan from start to finish. We are honored to represent you, and we demonstrate this through dedicated, open, and honest communication.

If you are ready to begin the estate planning process, please do not hesitate to give our experienced Pennsylvania estate planning attorneys a call today. We are here to help.


Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.

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