“But No One Told Me…”

Will, Estate PlanningWouldn’t it be nice if there was a guidebook, a pamphlet, or an online video for all of life’s challenges? You can find a YouTube video for almost anything, but, in some situations, there are so many different opinions that it’s hard to know who to trust. Discussions about marriage, parenting, medicine, and the law engender endless commentary that inevitably leads to confusion.

Every day, I speak to someone who expresses surprise that they were not adequately informed about some important aspect of the law. “BUT NO ONE TOLD ME” that deed records don’t change automatically when a person dies, or that a power of attorney dies with the person who gave it, or that there’s a statute of limitations on admitting a will to probate, or that the law can be vastly different in every state, or that a seemingly simple mistake on a document could cost so much time and money. Sometimes, not knowing the law turns a 400 meter sprint into a 400 meter hurdle. At other times, it disqualifies you from running the race at all.

Ask yourself two questions related to planning for your family and your stuff:

  • Are you asking the right questions?
  • Are you asking the right people?

You may not know the right questions to ask. That’s okay—If you seek advice from knowledgeable people who have your best interests in mind, you won’t have to know all the right questions–they’ll help you ask and answer them. We help lots of folks with their legal questions and we’d like to help you with yours.