Category: Do-It-Yourself Legal Planning

The Pitfalls of Do It Yourself Estate Planning

August 8, 2013 Victor Medina Do-It-Yourself Legal Planning, Estate Planning 0 Comments

During a 2013 Northwestern Mutual webcast, one-third of those watching indicated that they have either drafted their own estate plan, or know someone who drafted their own estate plan. Whether these do-it-yourself estate plans are created through online programs or drafted by hand, a recent article explains that they can quickly become problematic. A simple […]

Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions – Myth #2 – All Estate Plans Are The Same

August 21, 2009 Victor Medina Do-It-Yourself Legal Planning, Myths & Misconceptions 0 Comments

In my first post, I talked a little about those attorneys who offer to do it all for you (real estate, commercial litigation, business representation), including your estate planning. Just as not all estate planning attorneys are the same, Myth #2 is that not all estate plans are the same. Despite what Suze Orman will […]

Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions – Myth #1 – All Estate Planning Lawyers Are The Same

August 19, 2009 Victor Medina Do-It-Yourself Legal Planning, Myths & Misconceptions 5 Comments

The websites of general practice lawyers, as well as those of large, mega law firms, almost always include “Wills & Trusts” or “Wills & Estates” as practice areas. If you went by the sheer number of lawyers with this listing, you would probably conclude two things: First, almost everyone in a community has, or is […]

Wall Street Journal Agrees With Me – Passing On Online Information Should Be Part of Your Estate Plan

July 21, 2009 Victor Medina Do-It-Yourself Legal Planning, Membership Program, YourLawyers4Life 0 Comments

Recently, I posted about the need to pass on your “on line” information as part of a comprehensive estate plan. My article examined the various companies that offered to guard that information for you. It seems like the Wall Street Journal reads my blog because they just published an article of their own on Sunday […]