Top Fairport Estate Planning Attorneys Near You

McMahon Law Firm, Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Fairport, NY

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315-487-3724

Camillus, NY attorney with 20+ years experience assisting Upstate, NY clients with their Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Administration, Wills, and Trusts needs.

For more than 20 years, the McMahon Law Firm has been providing peace of mind to families and senior citizens throughout upstate New York. We are committed to providing elder law services necessary for older Americans to plan for their future. Senior citizens have special legal needs and concerns. We know the importance of trust when dealing with precious assets …

Trotto Law Firm, P.C.

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Fairport, NY

585-453-0040

4 Time Super Lawyer and Rising Star Recipient Assisting Rochester Area Clients with their Family Law Needs. Call Jon Trotto Today!

At the Trotto Law Firm, PC, we provide our clients with expert advocacy in their divorce and family law, estate planning, and estate administration needs. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized service and a family tradition of excellence in the Rochester, New York legal community for the past 40 years. Our goal is to provide personalized and …

Weinstein & Randisi

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Fairport, NY

585-310-1587

Rochester Based Firm Helping WNY Clients with their Custody & Visitation Needs. Call Weinstein & Randisi, "Your Family's Law Firm" for Consultation. We Are Here to Help!

Makowski Law Office

Estate Planning Attorney | Serving Fairport, NY

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Help with Estate Planning

Hiring a Fairport Estate Planning Attorney is the best way to know you've adequately prepared for you and your family's future. Additionally, depending on what you wish to achieve, an estate plan can help support family members, charities, and other worthy causes.

Estate Planning Attorneys

All individuals, regardless of their financial position, will benefit from talking with an Estate Planning Lawyer. However, speaking with a lawyer can be very useful when a person suddenly comes into a lot of money, such as from inheritance or a business sale.

A proper estate plan typically utilizes both a trust and a will. These two powerful tools allow you to make sure not only that your financial goals are addressed, but that you have peace of mind knowing those you love will be taken care of properly when you're no longer able or willing to do so.

When to Hire a Lawyer

It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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