Estate planning can have serious financial and tax implications. Unless you have a simple estate, you'll probably want to talk with a specialist.
How long have you been practicing this area of law?
While you may feel more comfortable (and pay less) with a young lawyer, it's generally best to go with an experienced attorney.
What do you expect to accomplish for me?
A good estate planning lawyer will do their best to understand your thoughts on issues such as passing down wealth, minimizing taxes on your estate, as well as the nuances of your own family situation.
How do you charge?
Fees will vary widely based on your geographic location and the size and complexity of your estate. Fees usually range on an hourly basis, but some lawyers may be willing to work with you on a fixed fee.