#3 Does the estate planning attorney guarantee his service? Will he refund your money if you are not completely satisfied?
Your estate planning attorney works for you and is being paid to help you plan your estate. You should not tolerate an attorney that will not refund your money if you are not completely satisfied with the work. Additionally, your attorney should be willing to revise your documents that he is initially drafting. However, after he has drafted them and you have expressed your satisfaction, you should not expect the attorney to revise these documents unless you have kept the attorney on retainer. Please note that no attorney will guarantee results if your matter is being litigated in court.
#4 Will the estate planning attorney help you make wise choices about insurance, saving for your children's future, and retirement planning?
Your attorney should help you make decisions about the most appropriate documents and vehicles to accomplish your estate planning objectives, but should also assist you with buying insurance, saving for college, planning for retirement, and all of the other challenging decisions that will arise. In fact, your attorney should have a team of trusted advisers in place in order to help you make the best possible decisions.
If your attorney is unable or unwilling to advise you on these matters, then you should seek out an attorney who will do so.