How to Choose a Wills Variation Lawyer in British Columbia
Many people believe that they can handle the legal matters of a loved one’s estate without issue and without a lawyer. However, when problems arise with a loved one’s will and you need to undergo estate litigation, you may feel overwhelmed. But how do you choose a wills variation lawyer in British Columbia? Klein Lawyers explains.
Research on the Law Society of British Columbia
You wouldn’t just buy a new car, boat, or expensive electronics without doing a little research, right? Probably not. And those items are only temporary whereas the outcome of a loved one’s estate can have lasting repercussions. Consider finding a wills variation lawyer a necessary investment for your loved one’s estate.
To begin your search, you can visit the Law Society of British Columbia online and search their database for lawyers in your area. Not only is this a good starting point, but as you continue your journey to finding the right estate litigation lawyer, you will have all of the firm’s information in one place.
Ask Family/Friends For Recommendations
Every year, people in your own community lose a loved one who they then have to oversee the estate of. While death and assets are sometimes uncomfortable to speak about, asking people within your family or friends group can help you narrow down your list of potential wills variation lawyers in British Columbia.
Once you have a list of three or so lawyers, start checking online reviews. Be it Google My Business or social media reviews, you’ll be able to get a feel for what the law firm has to offer you–and if you’ll want to work with them.
Set Up a Consultation
Now that you’ve gotten a feel for the firm, start setting up consultations. Many law firms will offer a free consultation before you sign the dotted line, allowing you to see if the firm can handle your needs.
During these consultations, be sure to ask questions like:
- Who will be my main point of contact (will it be one lawyer or an assistant)?
- Do you have experience working with…(high asset, family businesses, second marriages, etc.)?
- How long will the process take and how hands-on do I need to be?
How the lawyer answers your questions will help you make a final decision.
Confirm with the Estate Litigation Lawyer and Firm of Your Choosing
After having your consultations, sign the contract with the firm you think fits your needs best. You’ll be able to ask more questions, get more insight, and get started on the wills variation
Call Klein Lawyers
You can go through the research process alone, or you can make the choice to work with British Columbia wills variation lawyers at Klein Lawyers, LLP. Our team will help you every step of the process and ensure that the wishes of your loved one are satisfied.
Estate litigation can be complex–but Klein Lawyers can help.
Call (604) 874-7171 today for a free case evaluation with our team. Our wills variation lawyers serve clients in Vancouver, Surrey, Abbottsford, Langley, Burnaby, Coquitlam, and other areas of British Columbia.