In a profile for Bethesda Magazine, Altman & Associates answers the question:
"What is the biggest misconception about estate planning?"
One of the most dangerous misconceptions is that it doesn’t require an actual estate-planning attorney. Some people, attempting to save money, opt for a “do-it-yourself” approach via online templates or hand-written declarations. Others solicit help from someone familiar, such as a financial planner or a family attorney who dabbles in estate planning. Both ideas are very risky! Mistakes can lead to irreparable damage, causing severe financial and emotional stress to loved ones. These are arguably the most important documents in your life. They should be prepared by an experienced estate planning attorney who knows the laws and can customize an estate plan for your situation. At Altman & Associates, estate planning is not a side offering. Estate planning is all we do.
Altman & Associates is committed to providing outstanding legal expertise on estate planning while earning each client’s trust and providing the utmost in personal service.