The Advantages of Hiring an Estate Lawyer

Tue Aug 25, 2020 | Trusts |

Many people question whether it’s worth the time and money to hire an attorney to help them with their estate planning in today’s age of information. Because of their low cost, online forms are extremely attractive, and the assumption is that they must be valid if they are being offered for sale. Unfortunately, the shortcomings of doing your estate planning without an attorney or relying on online forms become apparent only after you have died, much to your friends and family’s detriment. Investing in the services of a Boca Raton estate lawyer is an investment in your family’s future. 

Your Estate Plan Will Be Enforceable

To create a valid will or trust, there are specific legal requirements that must be met. If you fail to meet these requirements, a court may ultimately rule that your estate plan is unenforceable. As a result, your intent, no matter how clear, will not be honored and your assets may be distributed to your heirs in a manner you did not want. 

Working with a Boca Raton estate lawyer means that they will make sure that your will or trust is valid and enforceable under Florida law. They can also make sure that your will or trust is administered correctly to ensure that your intentions are carried out. 

Your Estate Plan Will Be Personalized

Relying on form documents means that you will inevitably wind up with a one-size-fits-all estate plan. While this may work for some people, it doesn’t work if you have a complicated estate or ambitious goals for your assets. Form documents rarely provide the capacity or flexibility you need to truly accomplish your estate planning goals.  

One of the primary advantages of working with an estate lawyer is that they can provide you with a fully personalized estate plan. Starting with the goals you want to accomplish and the outcomes you want to avoid, they can draft an estate plan that meets all your needs precisely. 

You Are Building a Relationship

Another benefit of working with an estate lawyer is that you will likely be forming a relationship that can last for years. Even after your estate plan is drafted, a knowledgeable Boca Raton estate lawyer can continue to serve your needs in the following ways:

  • Help you update your estate planning documents as your needs change
  • Keep you informed of any changes in the law that may affect your estate plan
  • Suggest any updates to your estate planning documents
  • Periodically review your estate plan to ensure that it is meeting your needs

Your estate lawyer can provide valuable legal advice concerning your estate plan that will serve not only your needs but also help you protect your family’s future. 

Contact a Boca Raton Estate Lawyer Today to Discuss Your Estate Planning Needs

At Ellis Law Group, we know how important it is to make sure your family is protected. That’s why we’ve made it our life’s work to provide people in the Boca Raton area with experienced yet innovative estate planning advice. If you’d like to speak with one of our Boca Raton estate lawyers, call us at 561-475-1183 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.