Category: Myths & Misconceptions

Estate Planning Myths & Misconceptions – Myth #3 – An Estate Plan Is Not A Will

August 25, 2009 Victor Medina Disability, Living Will, Myths & Misconceptions, Simple Wills 1 Comment

Most people think of “doing estate planning” as the act of creating and signing a will. While in some cases, a will is the best instrument, you can’t get to that answer without engaging in a comprehensive process where the lawyer gets to learn about you and your family, your goals and desires, your values […]

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 […]