Can any lawyer write a living will? Or do I need to seek out a family lawyer to write a living will for my family?
Most likely, you need a living trust. You should really look for an estate planning lawyer. Not every lawyer can do a competent job of preparing a will or advising you regarding estate planning issues.
Frank W. Chen has been licensed to practice law in California since 1988. The information presented here is general in nature and is not intended, nor should be construed, as legal advice. This posting does not create any attorney-client relationship with the author. For specific advice about your particular situation, consult your own attorney.
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In a ordinary course of their practice many family lawyers on some occasions have probably prepared Living Trusts and Wills. Nevertheless, the more prudent action would be to employ the services of a practictioner who performs services in this particular area. There are many possible approaches to be considered and many changes are possible based upon if you are married, not married, how many children you have, if they are minors or adults and related tax complications as related to estate planning to minimize or eliminate future taxes.
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