Finding an attorney to effectively manage your estate during your life and properly allocate your assets upon your death, is not always easy. First, you want an attorney who is properly qualified and has sufficient experience in trust and estate planning. Second they should be backed by credible accolades such as a Lead Counsel Rating and be able to show sufficient ratings and client reviews. Third, your attorney should be a good personality fit and conform to your needs as far as availability and communication. Fourth, be sure to discuss if there is an initial consultation fee and what type of payment plan they require. Finally, your attorney should be transparent regarding how they can plan for and manage your estate.