Estate planning is a growth practice area!

Ms. Cookie Lewis of reports on a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive®.

They report, among other things, that: “Two out of three U.S. adults today have used a lawyer at least once in their lives, about the same percent as in 2000 (65% in 2006 vs. 68% in 2000)… (T)he single biggest reason lawyers are hired today is to handle estate planning.  Forty-six percent of those U.S. adults who have hired a lawyer say that is what drove them there, a similar percent as in 2000 (51%).”  

This is a statistic that, frankly, surprises me, given the big push to eliminate estate taxes altogether … and the fact that 2010 is a year when there will be no estate tax.


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