With the culture of bargain hunters and sale scroungers, many today gravitate
toward the best deal, lowest price, or BOGO opportunity. However, this
is not necessarily the smartest route to take when considering your estate
planning course. It is important you enlist in the help of a legal team
that will help you construct an effective and thorough estate plan, one
which will make the most possible sense for one’s family and future
generations, covering everything--including those intangibles which should
be front and center.
If you do not currently have an estate planning attorney, your first instinct
will be to Google. This is unsurprising, because we live in a search engine
dominated world. There is certainly nothing wrong with starting your search
online. However, there is one caveat--just as we have come to depend on
a Google-driven universe, we also tend to live and die by the reviews.
There is a huge problem with buying into the reviews when it comes to lawyers.
This is because if a lawyer worth his or her salt subsequently probably
has more negative reviews than positive ones. Who’s more likely
to take to the Internet to express their feelings—a disgruntled
person who has just been bested by a smart and savvy attorney, or someone
who was thrilled with the outcome of their case or project? Unfortunately,
legal reviews trend more toward the former.
Some people say, “Lawyers are just trying to get your money”
or “They’re going to charge me thousands for something that
should theoretically only cost a fraction of that. It’s not worth
it.” These people will be less than pleased with the outcome of
their estate planning. If you consider what you will spend over the course
of your lifetime on various services and advisors, estate planning should
be considered a lifetime project instead of a one-off task, over and done
with during the course of a few meetings.
The average person spends almost a quarter of a million dollars on healthcare
throughout their life. If using a financial advisor, one could potentially
see almost $150,000 in fees rack up over their lifespan. If one uses an
accountant, this could add up another $50,000 in lifetime fees for tax
filings. Therefore, relatively speaking, estate planning is a fraction
of what you might potentially spend on other such services. Most people
who undertake estate planning will do it twice throughout the course of
Contact Our McKinney Estate Planning Attorneys Today
If you are seeking a McKinney
estate planning lawyer who will work with your best interests in mind, look no further
than Willingham Law Firm, PC. Our trusted, experienced, and skilled legal
team has the resources and energy necessary to fight for the rights you
deserve, as our goal is helping you resolve your estate planning needs
as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Don’t hesitate to
contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (214) 499-9647.