Getting a second opinion from another lawyer for your current wills, trusts, and estate litigation is justifiable, especially when you are unhappy with the legal service you are receiving.
We are usually contacted for a second opinion when the current lawyer has doubts about the success of a will contest or turnover proceeding. When you are unsure about the quality of legal advice you are getting, there is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion from another lawyer.
In finding a lawyer for a second opinion for your wills, trusts, and estates litigation, you can consider the following:
- Ask for recommendations from friends, family or other professionals.
- Search the internet for other lawyers with expertise in the same area of probate litigation.
- Check the reviews of the lawyers online.
- Contact the state or local bar association to find lawyers in your county that specialize in the wills, trusts, and estates litigation.
- Check the lawyer’s qualifications and experience.
- Schedule a consultation with a few potential lawyers to discuss your case, discover their approach and strategy, and learn their legal fees.
Remember that every case is unique and different. A lawyer, upon consultation, may give you a general idea of the law but might not have an accurate answer for you immediately without actually reviewing your case records. What works for one person may not work for another.
When deciding to use another lawyer for your case who will continue the work of another, it is important to ensure that you and your new lawyer are realistic and on the same page. There must be absolute disclosure regarding the facts of the case in order for a lawyer to help you to the best of his abilities. Should you need a second opinion for your wills, trusts, and estates litigation, we at the Law Offices of Albert Goodwin are here for you. We have offices in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY and Queens, NY. You can call us at 718-509-9774 or send us an email at email@example.com.