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Let My Will Be Done

August 26th, 2013 at 04:39 pm

I finally got around to calling an attorney I used to work with and asked him if he would prepare a will, a living will and a trust for me. The trust will be inside the will and not a separate document.

He was a little confused about why I asked him to do it because I work at a law firm and if my current employer offers an employee discount.

I told him I did not want to be a client of the firm. Not that there's anything wrong with the firm, we're one of the top law firms in the state, but I don't want everyone knowing my business.

That is, I know the attorney and the secretary who would prepare it and while he might not say anything, nothing prevents his secretary from talking. Everyone at the firm also gets a list of new clients and I don't want to be on it and have people asking me questions and then telling me I don't have any money so why do I need a will.

Everyone can benefit from a will and living will, especially if one has children. It's the responsible thing to do and I'm sorry it's taken this long, but my will shall be done.

6 Responses to “Let My Will Be Done”

  1. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    I have both and it goes you such a peace of mind!

  2. snafu Says:

    Brilliant, I hope it's completed and signed shortly as it is such an important step as an adult taking responsibility and eliminating confusion.

  3. imarunner Says:

    that's great beawealthywarrior and peace of mind is right. i know lawyers who don't have a will or anything.

    thanks snafu. i feel like a grown up. Wink

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Don't the employees of the law firm sign confidentiality agreements? Just wondering. We do that in fundraising; seems like it would be even more important in a law office.

  5. imarunner Says:

    cb in the city - no we don't sign confidentiality agreements here unless it's for an outside client and there is a conflict, then those involved are screened off from knowing anything. however, nothing prevents anyone from telling another person anything "in secret." do you know how many things i know that was told in secret that i'm NOT supposed to know. lots. signing a piece of paper won't do much, the tongue still wags. i feel better using an outside counsel. Wink

  6. CB in the City Says:

    True, true.

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