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Lawyer, eh? Think again about that…

LOL! Last time I posted I ruminated on about how easy it would be to find a replacement for my late beloved estate (and miscellaneous other matters…) lawyer, DXH having been a prominent legal eagle here in the Valley of the We-Do-Mean-Sun.

WRONG!

DXH has been retired for so long that all his colleagues have flown the coop, too. Didn’t have a suggestion.

So it was down to the church, that Institution of Old Phoenix that holds forth in ritzy-titzy North Central. If anyone knows lawyers currently in practice, they do.

Well.

No.

They may know someone, but evidently they’re reluctant to make any recommends.

Goddammit.

So now I have no lawyer and I don’t know which way to jump to find one. And because Mike, the beloved and high-powered legal bulldog, was working on the latest iteration of my will, I have no valid will on record!

At least, I probably don’t. Mike may (or may not) have filed our new, revised will before he dropped dead. But no one knows, and I have no clue who to call at the State of Arizona to even ask whether a new will has been filed.

Godlmighty.

At this point, I’m not sure which way to jump. I actually called the County Bar Association to see if they could recommend an estate lawyer. Singularly unhelpful, thankyouverymuch.

I guess maybe the next effort will be to Google “estate planner” and start calling at random.

{gulp!}

That’s not very…reassuring.

3 thoughts on “Lawyer, eh? Think again about that…”

  1. So sorry about the loss of your longtime lawyer. Also sorry about the hassle of finding a new one.
    It’s just one damn thing after another, isn’t it? I wish you good luck in your search.

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    • Boyoboy, it sure is. This morning as dawn cracks, I find an email saying a Best Buy tech is on his way over here. Huh?????? That was all settled days or a week ago! So spent ten minutes in their annoying phone runaround, got a guy on the phone with a heavy exotic accent, spent 10 minutes trying to make him understand I did not make an in-home (or any other) appointment.

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  2. Don’t know if it would be helpful, as I’m in North Carolina, but our credit union offers financial and estate planning services at a fairly reasonable rate. You may already have covered most of the bases they cover, but if your credit union offers a similar service it might be a good way to get in at least an initial conversation with an estate attorney, or maybe they can tell you who they work with and you could contact them directly. I don’t know if they can give out the names, but it might be worth a shot.

    Come to think of it, MrH and I really need to set up one of those sessions. We’re not getting any younger and I want to make sure we have all our ducks in a row just in case something unfortunate were to happen.

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