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Posted about 2 years ago.

Thanks Robert. What kind of lawyer do I need.? Rachel said above estate planning. Is this what I should look for when looking through the yellow pages for example for an attorney? Thanks again for your reply.

Robert A. Stumpf
Robert A. Stumpf, Bankruptcy Attorney - Staten Island, NY
Posted about 2 years ago.

A wils and trust/estate planning attorney....really two different terms for the same thing. Good luck

James P. Frederick
James P. Frederick, Estate Planning Attorney - Livonia, MI
Posted about 2 years ago.

A Will is NOT the best option if the goal is to avoid probate. An estate planning lawyer can help you find a better tool for your objectives.

Robert A. Stumpf
Robert A. Stumpf, Bankruptcy Attorney - Staten Island, NY
Posted about 2 years ago.

An attorney that does estate planning doesn't do wills?

James P. Frederick
James P. Frederick, Estate Planning Attorney - Livonia, MI
Posted about 2 years ago.

Only when they need to be done. For someone who wants to avoid probate, Wills are not very useful, in most cases.

Robert A. Stumpf
Robert A. Stumpf, Bankruptcy Attorney - Staten Island, NY
Posted about 2 years ago.

Right, I know...I was just trying to direct this person to a certain kind of attorney. A "wills" attorney and a "estate planning" attorney are interchangeable terms, I thought.

James P. Frederick
James P. Frederick, Estate Planning Attorney - Livonia, MI
Posted about 2 years ago.

I agree with you. I thought you were needling me for not recommending Wills more strongly! ;-)
Aren't you known for your wry observations? ;-)

Robert A. Stumpf
Robert A. Stumpf, Bankruptcy Attorney - Staten Island, NY
Posted about 2 years ago.

ha! You're a good sport, always enjoy your comments.

Bonnie Klein Rhoden
Bonnie Klein Rhoden, Estate Planning Attorney - Cocoa, FL
Posted about 1 month ago.

Agreed.