Choosing a lawyer

Choosing a Lawyer — a Cautionary Tale

How would you go about choosing a lawyer? The traditional advice is to ask friends, ask lawyers you know and trust for referrals, and check the publicly available ratings systems. Usually — almost always — those approaches work. Sometimes, though, choosing a lawyer can be more difficult. Lawyers know more about their experience, capabilities and…

Should you write your own will?

Should You Write Your Own Will?

Writing a will shouldn’t be that hard. There’s plenty of online help and advice, and forms readily available. Shouldn’t you be able to write your own will? What could go wrong? Before you consider whether to write your own will, think about the kinds of problems that might arise. If the problems are not great,…