If you have decided to put your affairs in order and finally accept the fact that estate planning is something most of us would be better off having than not, the next thing you might be wondering about is how to choose an estate planning attorney.

 The first thing to remember is that your estate-planning attorney is a person with whom you will share a great deal of personal information. The bottom line is whoever you choose, you should feel comfortable talking to him/her about your needs and concerns and if you don't he/she is not the right attorney for you. To get more knowledge about living trust, you can also visit http://speedwelllaw.com/alexandria-estate-planning-attorney/.

Your attorney is your legal confidant and is duty bound to take your confidence with them beyond their own estate plan, which is shorthand for they must take your secrets to the grave with them. But it doesn't matter what their duty is if you don't feel comfortable telling them what you need in the first place. If you begin to feel uncomfortable talking to your would-be estate planning expert, you should begin to shop elsewhere.

The second thing to consider is that not all attorneys are created equal with respect to their ability in estate planning. A good first step in finding an attorney who will be a good fit for you is to ask people who you already know and trust. Ask the leader of your church, your doctor and your friends if they have had occasion to use an estate planner and ask what they think of that person.