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Question DetailsAsked on 10/8/2013

When will Angie's List rate attorneys for wills and trusts and other basic legal services?

I need to locate a reputable attorney in my area to discuss creating a will or trust for our 3 minor children. I have asked dozens of people I know with no success. Picking a lawyer out of the phone book will be as successful as having my puppy picking one for me. Why is Angie's List not providing a rating system for legal professionals who perform basic legal services (i.e. divorces, wills, trusts, etc) for its members? Establishing a ratings system should be straight forward based upon the quality of service, timeliness, cost etc.

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When I was practicing in my field, I would sometimes ask that the prospect clear my recommendations with an attorney.

There is now only one attorney I would recommend.

Angie will have to consider this: Would she reach into a beehive and pick one bee as being the best? Once she does this, what action will the other bees take?

Why expect her to rate lawyers? What will the others do?

I would like to see her rate them, just as insurance people are rated. My general advice would be to extablish a Children's Trust rather soon. Then, extablish an Irrevocable Trust. Confirm my general advice with an attorney of your choice.

My website is See if there is advice that you can employ even prior to obtaining counsel.

For example, NEVER own your home as joint tenants. There are reasons, not the least of them is helping to be protected from trial lawyers. My guess is that you would prefer that the home be able to be passed on to your children. Joint Tenancy is not, not, not the way to assure this.

Answered 7 years ago by ProfessorWonderful

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