Top Claymont, DE Estate Planning Lawyers Near You

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    RRS Legal, LLC dba Rick Stock Law

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Pottstown Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Pottstown Office | Serving Claymont, DE

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    Law Office of Katrina Vitale, LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Woodbury Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Woodbury Office | Serving Claymont, DE

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    Earp Cohn PC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Claymont, DE

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    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

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    Earp Cohn P.C.

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Cherry Hill Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Cherry Hill Office | Serving Claymont, DE

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    Reger Rizzo & Darnall LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

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    Archer Attorneys at Law

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Armstrong Teasdale

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Branton Law

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Haddonfield Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Haddonfield Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Law Office of Daniel Del Collo, III LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Mount Laurel Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Mount Laurel Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Estate & Elder Law Services

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Robinson & Cole LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Flaster/Greenberg PC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Goldstein Law Partners, LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Hatfield Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Hatfield Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Shaw Law

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Philadelphia Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Conan Law Offices

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Media Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Media Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • The Law Office of Brian D. Gondek, P.C.

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Media Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Media Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Stern & Eisenberg, PC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Newark Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Newark Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Bala Law Group, LLC

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Bala Cynwyd Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Bala Cynwyd Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • The Law Office of Amber L. Falkenbach

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Media Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Media Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Connolly Gallagher LLP

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Newark Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Newark Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Leech Tishman

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | Wilmington Office | Serving Claymont, DE

  • Daly & Clemente, P.C.

    Estate Planning Lawyers | King of Prussia Office | Serving Claymont, DE

    Estate Planning Lawyers | King of Prussia Office | Serving Claymont, DE

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Help with Estate Planning

Hiring a Claymont Estate Planning Attorney is the best way to know you’ve adequately prepared for you and your family’s future. Additionally, depending on what you wish to achieve, an estate plan can help support family members, charities, and other worthy causes.

Estate Planning Attorneys

All individuals, regardless of their financial position, will benefit from talking with an Estate Planning Lawyer. However, speaking with a lawyer can be very useful when a person suddenly comes into a lot of money, such as from inheritance or a business sale.

A proper estate plan typically utilizes both a trust and a will. These two powerful tools allow you to make sure not only that your financial goals are addressed, but that you have peace of mind knowing those you love will be taken care of properly when you’re no longer able or willing to do so.

What is estate planning?

Estate planning is the process through which you make known your wishes for what you want to happen to your assets upon your death (commonly done through a last will and testament). Estate planning also involves stating your wishes for your health care through power of attorney declarations and advanced directives. In short, it allows you to maintain control of your health care and estate.

How much does estate planning cost?

There are do-it-yourself documents available online that allow you to create your own will, advance directive, and power of attorney declaration. Going this route will be cheaper than using an attorney in the present. However, it is good to work on an estate plan with your attorney to ensure you are going through the process correctly and addressing details you haven’t thought of. If you are worried about cost, you can discuss that with attorneys at your initial consultations as you shop around.

What estate planning documents do you need?

Every estate plan should include a last will and testament or establish a trust. This will allow you to state how you wish to distribute your assets to beneficiaries upon your death. A power of attorney declaration will name someone you trust to handle your health care and/or financial decisions if you are ever unable to. An advanced directive (also known as a living will) will state your wishes for any care you want to receive if you are unable to make those decisions at the time. This is useful when it comes to end-of-life care or if you ever need life-saving care because of an accident or illness.

Who needs estate planning?

Everyone needs estate planning, and if you are 18, it is never too early to start thinking about your plan! While we all want to live a long, full life, accidents and illnesses happen. And having a plan in place will go a long way in protecting your wishes.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Estate Planning Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who’ve been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer’s experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It’s a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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