Top Bristol, VT Wills Lawyers Near You

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  • Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP

    Wills Lawyers | Middlebury Office | Serving Bristol, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Middlebury Office | Serving Bristol, VT

  • Carroll, Boe, Pell & Kite, P.C.

    Wills Lawyers | Middlebury Office | Serving Bristol, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Middlebury Office | Serving Bristol, VT

  • Deppman Law PLC

    Wills Lawyers | Middlebury Office | Serving Bristol, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Middlebury Office | Serving Bristol, VT

  • Marsh & Wagner, P.C.

    Wills Lawyers | Middlebury Office | Serving Bristol, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Middlebury Office | Serving Bristol, VT

  • Thompson Law Offices, PLLC

    Wills Lawyers | Vergennes Office | Serving Bristol, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Vergennes Office | Serving Bristol, VT

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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 Bristol 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.

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.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It’s important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice’s billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney’s expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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