One difficult aspect of estate planning is what to do when you and your spouse disagree about what should be done with the estate. One spouse might want Joint Wills, while the other spouse might want to explore different options. This makes using the same lawyer for both spouses difficult. In these cases, it might be better if each spouse employs their own attorneys.
I know, you don’t want to pay for one attorney, let alone two. However, if you and your spouse cannot agree, then a single attorney cannot represent both of your interests and give you both the best possible advice. Two attorneys can help you and your spouse reach a mutually beneficial agreement. Each spouse will have an attorney who they can be confident is representing their own interests in negotiating between them to come up with a plan they can both accept.
Not all couples need two attorneys to make an estate plan. In fact, most don’t. However, in some cases it might be the best option to help the couple reach an agreement. Let the attorneys argue so that you and your spouse can focus on the reasons that you are together instead of the things that you normally argue about.
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