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What does an estate planning attorney do?

An attorney who practices estate planning handles a wide range of issues relating to wills, trusts and probate that often but not always focus on senior issues.

Whether or not a particular estate planning attorney has sufficient knowledge of elder care issues is a matter for you and your loved one to determine.

An estate planning attorney works to create a comprehensive estate plan that takes into account:
  • assets
  • future healthcare needs
  • probate
  • tax implications
  • financial tools

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