Interviewing a Lawyer

You may agree with William Shakespeare's assessment in Henry VI that "First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers," but the plain truth is that there will come a day when you need a lawyer on your side. In fact, over your lifetime, you may need several lawyers, each covering different specialties, so no matter how many lawyer jokes you swap with friends, you should at least know how to contact and select an attorney when your time of need comes.

Lawyers, of course, come in all shapes, sizes, and specialties, but for our purposes, we will limit the discussion to attorneys who work with financial specialties, most notably taxes, estate planning, elder care, and real estate.
That's not to say that the questions and concerns raised in Interviewing a Lawyer
By Chuck Jaffe
Chuck Jaffe is a senior columnist and host of two weekly podcasts at MarkWatch. He has also been a guest speaker on several television and radio shows.

Copyrighted 2016. Content published with author's permission.

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