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901 K Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20001

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1050 K Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20001

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101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

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815 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006

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1500 K St NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005

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1155 F St NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20004

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1629 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006

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444 N. Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

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1101 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004

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1825 Eye Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20006

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600 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037-1931

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1200 G Street, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005

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901 K Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20001

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2112 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ste 640, Washington, DC 20037

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1500 K St NW, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005

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1339 30th St NW, Washington, DC 20007

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2050 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

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1901 L St NW, Washington, DC 20036

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1750 K Street Northwest, Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20006

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500 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

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700 Sixth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

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2928 Elliott ST, NW, Washington, DC 20008

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Do I Really Need a Lawyer for My Will?

A will is a legal document that allows a person to decide how property and assets will be distributed after death. If a will does not exist, the state’s probate court disburses the person’s belongings according to intestacy laws.

What a Will Attorney Does

Although you can write a will without the benefit of legal counsel, the best course is to consult a Washington wills attorney. The attorney can draft your will to ensure it is legal, that your wishes are honored, and anticipate contingencies that could prevent the will from being challenged.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

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.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney’s hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For “routine” legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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