Mary called the office and needs a will done next week before her surgery.
Jane calls from the ICU and needs a trust done now.
Marius called and needs a probate.
Isabell, an attorney in Mississippi needs an answer to a probate problem in Arkansas.
Jim just needs to come in and talk about a business venture because you have been friends for a long time, he trusts your opinion.
And, the attorney needs time to do all of the paper work, run a business, answer phone calls, and return e-mails. Somewhere in there, the attorney would like to see family. Frequently the attorney does not charge for returning the calls and answering e-mails, but it does take time.
The attorney needs time to carefully think out the plan. Just as you would not a surgeon to rush through your procedure, you should not expect an attorney to rush through your plan.
A person should allow at least 4 weeks for a well thought out plan. After the interview, give the planner two weeks to come up with a plan and send you a summary. After that, allow another week to draft the documents, proof read, etc. Then you will have an appointment for a signing ceremony. Then allow a week for the office to get the papers sorted and put in a notebook.
However, the more complex the plan, the longer it will take.
And, if the attorney is in demand, it may take 4 to 6 weeks just to get an appointment.