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A wide variety of attorneys claim vast experience in wills, trusts, estates, elder law and probate law. For a lot of people, many of whom may be hiring an estate planning attorney for the first time, it can be difficult to tell which of the attorneys is right for you.
Wills and Trusts Lawyers
If you have dependents, whether they are children or adults, as a concerned provider, you want to be sure they are taken care of, especially when you are no longer around to watch over them. A carefully drafted will can make sure your property is divided after you die the way you want it, and that your loved ones are taken care of.
Living Trusts often are used instead of wills and they have many advantages that you should discuss with a qualified wills & trusts lawyer. If providing for a dependent with special needs is a priority for you, a trusts lawyer can help you draft the documentation to help you provide for them during your lifetime and beyond.
Probate and Estate Attorneys
When someone dies with property and/or debts, a court proceeding known as a probate is commenced to distribute the deceased’s property according to their will, if they had one, and according to law, if they did not have a will.
If you are the executor or a beneficiary of an estate and you have questions about the process, or feel that you need help with the court proceedings, please contact us so we can help you find a qualified attorney who is right for you.
The Brooklyn Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service is Brooklyn’s oldest and largest attorney referral service, and is the only referral service in Brooklyn that has been certified by the American Bar Association.
We can refer you to an attorney in any of the five Boroughs of New York, as well as the neighboring Counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester.
We have over 150 prescreened lawyers with expertise in virtually all areas of the law. Each lawyer on our panel must meet or exceed very high standards of experience and qualifications.
How does the Brooklyn Lawyer Referral Service work?
Call us at (718) 624-0843 or contact us now online. Our friendly, trained staff will listen to you and hep connect you with a wills, trusts or estate lawyer who is right for you.
Our prescreened attorneys have on average over 10 years of experience and are continually being evaluated for customer satisfaction by our staff of counselors.
What Does It Cost?
There is a nominal $25 consultation fee for wills, trusts or estate matters, which entitles you to up to one-half hour with the attorney to whom you were referred. The attorney will not charge you any additional fee during this first 30-minute meeting. This administrative fee is payable by cash or money order.
After the first meeting with the attorney, you should discuss with the lawyer the cost of additional advice or representation. There are no further charges to you from the LRS and you are under no obligation to hire the wills, trusts or estate lawyer to whom you have been referred.
Call us today at (718) 624-0843, or submit your case using our online form.
The Lawyer Referral Service is a not-for-profit public service of the Brooklyn Bar Association.
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