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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