Carmel Elder Law Lawyer
Nancy F. Slater...
Nancy F. Slater...
Nancy F. Slater
Nancy F. Slater was a practicing physician for twenty-eight years before joining her husband's Elder Law practice full time. She earned her law degree from Indiana University in Indianapolis in 1998. Nancy is able to use her medical knowledge and expertise to help clients and their families deal with the complex medical issues often involved in elder care, or planning for the future needs of a disabled family member. She concentrates her practice in the areas of special needs trusts, issues involving incapacity, powers of attorney, health care decision making, guardianships, and planning for care of the mentally and physically disabled.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
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It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.