When it comes to picking the best attorney that will take care of your needs it can be really hard. Attorneys are people too and so their views, beliefs and personalities are going to be different depending upon who you go to. Some will be passionate about what they do, others will act like it is just a job. Depending on the type of person that you are you may want one type of attorney and be getting another.
That is why when it comes to picking the right elder law attorney there are a few tips and hints that you should follow so that you get the right one that will watch out for your needs and wants and not push you to the side.
Here are some of the hints and tips.
Interview with the attorney. Many people just pick a random name out of the phone book. Sometimes this can work for them other times it doesn’t. Make sure that no matter where you got the name of the attorney that you sit down and have a talk with them. Make sure that they know what you want, what type of care you’d be looking and make sure to ask them the tough questions.
Don’t be afraid to speak up. Attorneys might know the law but like humans they can make mistakes, misunderstand what you are saying and other things. If you feel you are being misunderstood, speak up. Don’t be afraid to speak up and if the attorney still doesn’t listen, take your business elsewhere. There are more then just one attorney around to represent you.
Ask about credentials/references. Don’t be afraid to ask for references or credentials to make sure that the person you chose is the right one. You certainly do not want an attorney who studied international law drawing up your medical documents. Make sure you get someone who has an interest and studied elder law.