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Posted almost 4 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.

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Robert A. Stumpf, Probate Attorney - Buffalo, NY
Posted almost 4 years ago.

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

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James P. Frederick, Estate Planning Attorney - Livonia, MI
Posted almost 4 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.

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Robert A. Stumpf, Probate Attorney - Buffalo, NY
Posted almost 4 years ago.

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

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James P. Frederick, Estate Planning Attorney - Livonia, MI
Posted almost 4 years ago.

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

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Robert A. Stumpf, Probate Attorney - Buffalo, NY
Posted almost 4 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.

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James P. Frederick, Estate Planning Attorney - Livonia, MI
Posted almost 4 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? ;-)

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Robert A. Stumpf, Probate Attorney - Buffalo, NY
Posted almost 4 years ago.

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

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Bonnie Klein Rhoden, Elder Law Attorney - Cocoa, FL
Posted almost 2 years ago.

Agreed.