This is where it gets real, and sometimes you just need to lawyer up.
Hiring a professional to lead you through a complicated legal process can be priceless. Of course, you'll want an estate attorney with solid experience.
GYST has compiled a directory of Estate Planning Attorneys, that meet the following criteria:
1. Recognized by the The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (formerly known as The American College of Probate Counsel) a nonprofit association of lawyers. Members have over ten years of experience in the active preparation of wills, trusts, estate planning and probate procedure.
2. Attorneys received a ranking of 8 or higher from Avvo, a for-profit leading consumer resource that uses an unbiased mathematical formula to rank licensed attorneys on a scale of 1 (Extreme Caution) to 10 (Superb) for estate planning in their respective markets. In some cases, our team was unable to find attorneys who satisfied criteria # 1 AND had a rating of 8.0 or higher. In these cases, we listed those attorneys whose rating was highest among their ACTEC Fellow peer set.