If you have decided to put your affairs in order and finally accept the fact that estate planning is something most of us would be better off having than not, the next thing you might be wondering about is how to choose an estate planning attorney in Maryland. The first thing to remember is that your estate-planning attorney is a person with whom you will share a great deal of personal information.
The bottom line is whoever you choose, you should feel comfortable talking to him/her about your needs and concerns and if you don't he/she is not the right attorney for you. Your attorney is your legal confidant and is duty bound to take your confidence with them beyond their own estate plan, which is shorthand for they must take your secrets to the grave with them.
But it doesn't matter what their duty is if you don't feel comfortable telling them what you need in the first place. If you begin to feel uncomfortable talking to your would-be estate planning expert, you should begin to shop elsewhere.
A second consideration is that not all estate planning attorneys are equal. Asking people you trust and who you know is a great way to find the right attorney for you. Ask your pastor, doctor, and friends if they've ever used an estate planner. Find out what their opinions are.