Resources that counsel can use when beginning a new estate planning representation with a client who is a single, unmarried individual. These resources can be customized for use in any US jurisdiction
A client may seek to retain estate planning counsel for estate planning matters, including:
Creating a new estate plan for a client with no prior estate planning.
Modifying or amending an existing estate plan, which may be done, for example, in response to a significant life event, such as a marriage or divorce, the birth of a child, or the receipt or anticipation of an inheritance.
A client may also seek to retain estate planning counsel for other purposes, including for representation in:
An estate administration.
A fiduciary capacity such as when the client is named as personal representative, executor, or trustee.
An estate litigation.
When beginning an estate planning representation, counsel typically gather certain information from the client and schedule an initial meeting to discuss the client's estate planning needs and goals. This Toolkit contains continuously maintained resources to help counsel begin the attorney-client relationship in an estate planning representation for a single, unmarried individual.