How To Choose An Elder Law Attorney
By Tamra K. Waltemath, P.C. ~
How do seniors choose an attorney? You must pick an attorney who specializes in the type of law you need. These days all attorneys are specialized because we cannot keep current on every type of law. It is important to choose an attorney who has handled the type of legal matter that you are dealing with at the time. The level of experience is also important; ask the attorney you are considering hiring how many similar cases they have handled. Choose an attorney that you feel comfortable with. Make an appointment with any attorney you are considering hiring to determine whether or not you could have a relationship with that attorney. The location of the attorney’s office is also important and handicap access is also an important factor because even if you do not need it now, because you do not need a wheelchair or walker, you may need it later. Most of my clients want an attorney who has an office in close proximity to their home so that they do not have to drive across town to visit with their attorney. If an attorney’s office is close to your home, you won’t hesitate to make an appointment when you need help. Also if you are unable to drive, it will be more convenient to arrange transportation or you may even be close enough for a house call. Check with the attorney’s office to see if they make house calls. Our office will make a house call if you are within 5 miles of the office and if it is necessary (we do charge a fee for this service). Recommendations are very important. If you can get a recommendation from another attorney, a friend or a relative this is priceless.
I am a 1989 graduate of the Denver University Law School and a 1980 graduate of the University of Colorado. I have been practicing law in Westminster, Colorado since I opened my own practice in 1994. I have always focused my practice on areas of the law which concern seniors: estate planning which includes wills and trusts, probate which includes estate and trust administration, legal guardianships and conservatorships. I have always enjoyed working with the senior population. I first recognized my ability to work with seniors when I would visit my grandmother in the nursing home. I quickly realized that I could help seniors with their problems and that it was a pleasure to be of service to them.
I have 30 years of legal experience and a beautiful office in a house which is over 100 years old. It is convenient to any senior living in the North West metro area. Our office has free parking close to the office and it is handicap accessible. If you need legal assistance, I hope you will call my office and make an appointment with me so that we can discuss your needs.
This article was written by Tamra K Waltemath of Tamra K. Waltemath, P.C. This information is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. For specific questions, you should consult a qualified attorney. Tamra K. Waltemath is an elder law attorney focusing on wills, trusts, estate and trust administration, probate and non-probate transfers, guardianships and conservatorships. She can be contacted at: Tamra K. Waltemath, P.C., 3843 West 73rd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80030; 303-657-0360; or visit her website at: www.WaltemathLawOffice.com.