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The purpose of this book is to provide the general public some information about wills. It is a reference manual that should answer basic questions like, "How do I create a will?" The questions recited in this manual are the more commonly asked questions of attorneys when a client first makes contact for the purpose of drafting a will. Neither this manual nor the subject matter contained within is in any way a substitute for legal advice. For legal advice, an attorney must be consulted. The design of this manual is elementary and is, by no means, a comprehensive assessment of a particular legal discipline. It will, however, allow the reader to better understand the various aspects of wills and estates.
Hopefully, the use of this manual will lessen the personal agony of attempting to look up the answers to the questions covered. Additionally, the manual should reduce the amount of time the reader will ultimately spend with chosen legal counsel and, therefore, reduce to some degree the costs of legal services.
On the other hand, the manual is also designed to bring to
the legal community a better educated public. The massive
amount of legal information that is available to the
individual attorney would, without question, overwhelm a
member of the public who is not trained to research and
retrieve the information that would typically apply to a
given subject such as probate. A competent attorney who is
skilled in providing legal advice relative to probate
matters should welcome to his or her office someone with a
basic understanding of how a will is drafted. Therefore,
the reader should take comfort in the fact that through
the choice of this manual, it will be possible to meet in
the attorney's office with a greater understanding of the
subject matter involved.
This manual gives an overview and basic understanding
through a question-and-answer format. It also furnishes
some basic forms that most likely would be used in a given
state. This manual should provide the general types of
forms that an attorney might employ in responding to
client needs and court requirements.
It is never recommended that an individual undertake his
or her own representation in such matters as probate
(wills and estates), even though most states do permit
such activity. Any individual who is serious about
resolving a probate problem would want to have capable
legal assistance. Therefore, the reader is urged to
contact a competent attorney who should welcome the fact
that a client is arriving at his or her office with the
information acquired from this manual. In other words, the
reader should be a better informed member of the public by
reading and reviewing the contents of this manual and,
accordingly, should be better prepared to consult an
attorney about wills and estates. Read on for a better
understanding of probate matters.