Generally speaking, lawyers write documents to be understood by other lawyers. Every profession does this, using a special vocabulary to quickly convey information to colleagues. Sadly, most Wills are still drafted this way: 18th century phrasing paired with extraneous legalese.

Please understand, legalistic phrasing doesn’t make a document *more* legal.

It takes extra time and effort to precisely use plain language instead of resorting to legalisms – but we know it’s worth it. We think you should be able to read and understand these very important documents – because you know what’s even better than lawyers eagerly standing by…? Being able to read and understand the documents they created for you. 😎

(Also, to be clear, we’ll still be eagerly standing by…)