What kind of attorney are you?

by | Jan 6, 2014 | Elder Care Advising, Estate Planning

“There are 2 other attorneys here at the career fair. Do you know what the difference is between me and them? They’re wearing suits!”

A few months ago I went to Grant Middle School’s Career Fair. I talked to 5 different groups of students about how I am the “other” kind of attorney.

Most people think of the lawyers they see on TV, who are in court, always suing people or defending criminals. I told the kids those are what we call litigation attorneys. But I’m not that kind.

I asked the students, “What other kind of attorney is there?” And all I got were blank looks.

Yes, there is another kind! Some call them “transactional” attorneys. These are the ones who deal with Wills, Trusts, estates, nursing home planning, contracts, real estate and business. This is what we do here at Edwards Group.

And you know what? Good work by us “other” attorneys means that a family will be less likely to need the court-going attorney later.

The best way to find out how we help families achieve peace of mind through planning is by attending one of our free workshops.

  • At our Intro to Edwards Group: Wills and Trusts Orientation you’ll learn the 4 main reasons most estate plans “just don’t work” and how our unique process avoids these problems.
  • At our Life Care Planning workshop, 13 Costly Misconceptions About Healthcare for Your Aging Parents, you’ll discover the 6 stages of Life Care Planning – and which stage you’re in right now, 7 essential questions to ask so your parents have an effective plan for the last decade of life, 3 smart ways to increase your parents’ monthly income and bring peace of mind, 12 reasons your parents should not give their property away right now, and much more.
  • Look for our upcoming workshop dates here and be sure to call 217-726-9200 to save your spot.