Blind faith

Blind faith in your lawyer is not only unwise, it simply does not work: you need to own (and so understand) your deed (what you are doing) – if, for instance, you sign a Will without understanding it, it is not your deed and is not effective.

This is why clarity is important. Don’t believe a lawyer who says, “Don’t worry about it – trust me that this document means what I say it means.” The lawyer may be misleading you, which is possible, though only in a few cases.¬† More likely to be relevant, is that lack of understanding means the document is not yours and is therefore not effective.

Insist your lawyer explains in terms you understand: that is their job.

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