Top Williston, VT Wills Lawyers Near You

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  • Paul Frank + Collins P.C.

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Wick & Maddocks

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Jarrett & Luitjens, PLC

    Wills Lawyers | South Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | South Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Law Offices of Fred V. Peet

    Wills Lawyers | South Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | South Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Broadfoot & Associates

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Devine Millimet

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Dinse, P.C.

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Lisman Leckerling, P.C.

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Sheehey Furlong & Behm P.C.

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Wick & Maddocks

    Wills Lawyers | Essex Junction Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Essex Junction Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Gravel & Shea PC

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Kissane Associates

    Wills Lawyers | St. Albans Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | St. Albans Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Attorney at Law

    Wills Lawyers | Enosburg Falls Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Enosburg Falls Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Burlington Office | Serving Williston, VT

  • Unsworth LaPlante, PLLC

    Wills Lawyers | Essex Junction Office | Serving Williston, VT

    Wills Lawyers | Essex Junction Office | Serving Williston, 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 Williston 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.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

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

Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.

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