When I started practicing law in 1997 internet legal research had just taken off. Attorneys suddenly had powerful research tools giving them access to huge databases of law. Then came the amazing software for word processing and law office management. By year 2000 most lawyers had adapted to the digital disruption by acquiring these electronic capabilities. The lawyers who refused to learn the technology found themselves out-powered by those who embraced it. Today, we carry
March 12, 2020
Although we don’t know everything about Coronavirus, we do know it’s transmitted within 6 feet of an infected human being. By avoiding public you avoid the bug. It’s time to figure out how to get things accomplished from home. Some attorneys are already offering telephonic legal services. The Living Trust Source encourages the public to request telephone and internet based legal services. Don’t put off important estate planning because you wish to avoid the public.
March 10, 2020
Since the outbreak of Coronavirus many of the elderly and people with an elevated medical risk who need a will or trust are choosing to avoid public places for fear of contracting the virus. This can make their estate planning difficult since law firms traditionally require office visits. The LivingTrustSource.com is among a growing number of lawyers who offer home and hospital visits. If the virus continues to spread, lawyers must become more flexible to
February 11, 2020
No estate succession planning method can promise to eliminate 100% of the risk that something might not go as planned. Fortunately, the law of both WILLS and TRUSTS is well developed and seeks to protect the succession of property according to the deceased owner’s wishes. In the past the TRUST was considered an estate planning tool for wealthy estates only. It’s now one of the most favored planning methods for estates of all shapes and
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the competition for attorney jobs over the next 10 years is expected to be strong. The number of law school graduates exceeds the number of attorney jobs. Fewer jobs result from less work – partially the consequence of often risky fill-in-the-blank online forms and information. This means lawyers are competing like never before for a smaller market-share. Attorneys, conservative by nature, need to be innovative to thrive.