“Thought for the Day” #718 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

May 10, 2016

Rich or poor, middle class, or upper or lower middle class, there are few good excuses for not having a will.  Where the ability to pay for legal services is an issue, low cost or pro bono (free) legal services are available through many county agencies, volunteer lawyer organizations, and individual attorneys who give of their time each year to provide pro bono legal services.  Where the ability to pay for legal services is not an issue, many avenues to accomplish will planning are available.  Other than access to information, the only real barriers to implementing a will are usually indifference and a lack of understanding of the implications of not having a will.