When you are looking for a lawyer to handle your trust or probate litigation case, you know you want somebody with knowledge and experience, but what other traits are important? An executor, personal representative or trustee must work closely with their attorney in order to successfully complete the process. You should also look for the following traits when selecting a litigation attorney:
- Empathetic. Estate administration matters are difficult by their very nature because they involve the loss of a loved one. Many sensitive and personal matters will invariably arise, so it is vital that your attorney understands what you are going through and assists you with compassion.
- Responsive. One of the most common complaints about lawyers is that they do not communicate with their clients enough. You want a lawyer who is approachable and responds to your inquiries in a timely manner.
- Persistent. The administration of a California estate can be a lengthy process. It is important to have a lawyer that is proactive and aggressive in getting the matter successfully concluded. Your lawyer should follow-up when there are delays to ensure that your case will proceed in a timely manner.
- Accessible. Your lawyers job is to be there for you, so you must feel comfortable seeking their assistance. This means your attorney is available by phone, email or otherwise. They should also take the time to explain confusing or complex issues or procedures in a manner that you understand.
At The Legacy Lawyers, it is our goal to exemplify these traits in everything we do. Let us provide the advice and counsel you deserve and when you need it most. Call now for a no-cost consultation: (714) 963-7543. At The Legacy Lawyers we are dedicated to your peace of mind.