March 18, 2022 Stephen Bell 5,894 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 1,702 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.