Elder Law Attorney’s specializes in providing legal advice to senior citizens on matters relating to retirement benefits, tax issues, healthcare and wills. In general, lawyers charge a one time fee for an initial meeting with a prospective client. It’s also common for Elder Law Attorneys to bill the client over time for services rendered. The following fees for initial consultation and ongoing services are based upon the type of service provided.You may find more information at Elder Law Attorney Hopkinsville.
An initial consultation typically takes only a couple of minutes. The purpose of the initial consultation is to gather information about the prospective client to determine the level of skill required to handle the case. During this time, the attorney should be able to discuss the scope of the work and whether or not he or she has enough experience to represent the client in court. A preliminary consultation can help determine if there are any conflicts of interest with other clients or cases the attorney is handling. For example, it may be difficult to work with a lawyer who is representing a business client in a personal injury case. A qualified Elder Law Attorney should know which cases to avoid working on. This is especially true if the case involves a large amount of money, such as with a trust fund.
Once a preliminary consultation has been completed, and a working agreement established, legal representation is offered for the full duration of the case. During the course of the case, the lawyer will provide ongoing assistance to the client as needed. He or she will review all of the client’s documents, gather and review medical records, and interview witnesses. The attorney will also review the client’s pension, annuities, and retirement accounts for possible tax implications. At the conclusion of the case, the lawyer will advise the client on his or her rights and obligations under the terms of the agreement, and he or she will prepare the client for a court appearance.
Crow Estate Planning and Probate, PLC
203 E 9th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240