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You've come to the right place. If you want to structure your heirs' inheritance, a trusts lawyer can help.
Trusts lawyers can help you manage your assets by placing property into trusts for purposes like reducing estate taxes, avoiding probate, and dictating how heirs get assets.
Use FindLaw to hire a local trusts lawyer to prepare a trust tailored to your circumstances like living trusts -- also known as revocable trusts or family trusts -- charitable trusts, and special needs trusts.
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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?
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