THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 3 M A Y 2 0 1 7 469 WHY MAKE A WILL? Client: I have a wife and young children. Should I make a will, and why? Lawyer: You should make a will. If you do not make a will, two-thirds of your estate will, at your death, be set aside for your children and will have to be dealt with by the court. Surety bonds will also have to be put up and court proceedings taken involving expense and delay. The further question is: “Could your wife get along on one-third of your estate?” Consult Your Lawyer A FRIEND IN NEED If you are in trouble it is important to get legal advice immediately. Delay in seeking legal advice and guidance frequently results in matters becoming complicated, and in making the solution more difficult for your lawyer and expensive for yourself. If the matter is not complicated, legal advice and guidance is available for a small fee. Consult Your Lawyer DOMESTIC TROUBLE Many domestic troubles can be and frequently are settled between parties when they know their legal rights and are under legal guidance. If you have a domestic trouble or problem, it is wise and important that you know your legal rights without delay. Legal advice sought and taken may avoid a final breach and is likely in any event to dispel uncertainty and anxiety. Legal advice and guidance is available for a small fee. Consult Your Lawyer THE COMMON LAW The common law of England is a great heritage. It assures people of justice in a degree achieved by no other legal system yet evolved. Lawyers are its guardians and in general are the means through which its great privileges are made available to the people.
May Advocate 2017
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