March 18, 2022 Stephen Bell 0 Comments

Almost all my new estate planning clients begin the conversation with, “I need a will.” What they really mean (but may not yet understand) is, “I need an estate plan.” While a will offers certain benefits and should be part of a complete estate plan, typically it should not be the centerpiece of your estate plan. Why not, you ask?

November 22, 2021 Stephen Bell 0 Comments

I’ve heard this joke from lawyer friends: “98% of them give the rest of us a bad name!” While much truth is spoken in jest, the sad fact is that people really do struggle to find a good lawyer, and many regret the choices they make. Do not despair—take this advice and help yourself.