Hiring An Estate Planning Lawyer: Is It Worth It?
It’s understandable to want to cut costs wherever possible in your life. In today’s information age, with so many do-it-yourself options online, it can be tempting to tackle estate planning on your own. However, attempting a do-it-yourself estate plan is rarely a good idea. Here’s why:
- Estate planning is complicated. It involves much more than paperwork. A good estate plan requires a comprehensive strategy that weighs the pros and cons of the various estate planning tools. An attorney can help you analyze those options and make informed decisions. They can ensure that nothing gets overlooked and that there are no ambiguities for heirs or beneficiaries to fight over.
- A cookie-cutter approach may not work for you. It’s impossible to craft a carefully tailored estate plan using a one-size-fits-all approach. You will likely end up with an estate plan that doesn’t fit your needs or accomplish your goals. By working with an estate planning lawyer, you can ensure that you have a thorough plan, complete with all the legal tools necessary for effectuating your wishes.
- A misstep could cause major headaches and expenses down the road. Nobody wants to leave a legacy of confusion or conflict. A poorly crafted estate plan opens the door to costly court proceedings and disputes. What’s more, mistakes in your estate plan could undermine what you set out to accomplish.
As you can see, it is well worth it to work with an estate planning professional.
What We Provide: Peace Of Mind
At Richard Mays Law Firm PLLC, we stand behind the value we provide to clients in crafting tailored estate plans for their unique situations. As a small local firm in Little Rock, Arkansas, we offer estate planning services with a high degree of responsiveness and attention. We also provide the efficiency of a small firm with low overhead and strive to keep our fees affordable. Our services are backed by more than 50 combined years of experience and in-depth knowledge of Arkansas estate law. In addition, we are highly knowledgeable in related areas of law that frequently overlap with estate planning – for example, real estate and business law.
Ultimately, our goal is to provide the satisfaction and peace of mind that come from knowing you have a solid plan in place for your life and future.
Don’t Cut Corners On Your Future
An investment in an estate planning attorney is an investment in your future. We would be honored to work with you in crafting a meaningful and effective estate plan.