San Marcos, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2007
LawInfo has expanded its free online national directory to include qualified estate planning lawyers. These attorneys are a part of LawInfo's signature service, the Lead Counsel Program, which provides pre-qualified, pre-screened attorneys, including probate attorneys and living trust attorneys, through a simple, 2-click accessible attorney directory. The Lead Counsel Program has resulted in the enhanced screening of attorneys' credentials and has become a symbol of quality assurance for consumers searching for legal representation.
Estate planning is more than simply drafting a will. Good estate planning also minimizes potential taxes and fees and sets up contingency plans to make sure your wishes regarding health care treatment are followed. A good estate plan also coordinates what will happen with your home, your investments, your business, your life insurance, your employee benefits (such as a 401K plan), and other property in the event you become disabled or in the event of your death.
It is easy to be lured by advertisements claiming you can save time and money by drafting your own will using do-it-yourself software or fill-in-the-blank will kits. It is unlikely, however, that these systems will generate a suitable will or trust that accomplishes all of your objectives. Only a qualified estate planning attorney, as found through LawInfo's national attorney directory, can interpret the maze of laws bearing on property rights, taxes, living wills, probate and trusts.
On the other hand, you can save time and money by thoroughly preparing for a meeting with an estate planning attorney, such as organizing your information regarding your assets, liabilities and title arrangements. Upon meeting with an estate planning attorney, be sure to provide copies of important documents such as previous wills or trusts, powers-of-attorney, life insurance policies, employment benefits, and prenuptial agreements or divorce decrees. The advice and direction of your will and estate trust attorney will be essential to implementing an estate plan that both distributes your assets according to your wishes and meets your other personal objectives.
For over a decade, LawInfo's mission has been to assist the public in locating qualified attorneys and legal services. Founded in 1994, LawInfo is recognized nationwide as a leader within the legal community. In addition to listing a national directory in which to locate skilled estate planning lawyers, LawInfo.com also provides the latest legal news, breaking headlines on FDA-mandated recalls for defective drugs and dangerous products and supplies an index of experienced local and national attorneys who are handling such cases.
LawInfo.com has also designed a legal resource center that provides a quick and easy way to access free legal forms and documents, research thousands of legal FAQ's, obtain document preparation services and locate legal experts throughout the nation--such as private investigators, bail bondsmen, process servers and paralegals. LawInfo.com also provides marketing packages for attorneys and legal professionals crafted by a team of specialists that integrates web design, content development and internet marketing with targeted traffic-generation tactics. LawInfo is staffed by experienced legal industry professionals and their corporate offices are located in San Marcos, California, just thirty minutes north of San Diego.
For more information about Lead Counsel estate planning and probate attorneys, or LawInfo's free legal resource center, call 1-800-397-3743 or visit http://www.lawinfo.com.