Scott Cummings is a member of the Florida Bar and has practiced law for over twenty years. His primary areas of practice are in the areas of probate and estate planning, including, but not limited to Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, Durable Powers of Attorney, Prenuptials, Postnuptials, Summary Administration and Trust Administration. He is the firm's lead Probate Attorney.
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
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