Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese. You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand. You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.
The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls. Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails. An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.
Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs. Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible. It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.
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In this article, our Peoria County trust attorneys discuss revocable living trusts and how they can be used in your Peoria County estate plan. Your estate plan can be created to ensure that your estate avoids probate proceedings in Peoria County after you pass.
Peoria County wills and trusts are vital documents that are used to pass on assets while they can be utilized to name a guardian for minors. Trusts, on the other hand, can help you avoid a costly probate case and outline the inheritance you will pass onto any children.
In this article, our Peoria County trust attorneys explain what wills and trusts, like revocable living trusts, are and what they can do for your estate plan to avoid or eliminate estate taxes and ensure your Peoria estate avoids probate.
In this article, our Peoria County trust attorneys discuss the use of estate plans to help reduce, minimize or eliminate estate taxes in Peoria County estates.