In our professions, we likely have industry-specific terms. For example, in marketing, you may be familiar with the acronym “SEO,” which stands for search engine optimization. SEO is the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a search engine. In other words, SEO is really just about getting more people to your site. See how easily this foreign term can be explained? So when it comes to law, you may hear a lawyer speak in Latin or ”Legalese”, using terms that you wouldn’t know. Therefore, it begs the question, why do lawyers talk so funny?
If you think about it, using high-brow words and terms related to a specific industry can only complicate things for clients. In turn, such complications often lead to miscommunication, which is never good for anyone when it comes to probate. Remember, just because you know what you’re talking about doesn’t mean your client will. Furthermore, any supplemental explanation can possibly create more confusion as to understanding what a lawyer is saying.
Keep things simple when it comes to explanation of the law and the probate process. To us, we want to make sure you aren’t thinking about that question of why lawyers talk so funny when meeting with us. Why have something explained to you with eight words when it could have simply been said in two or three words? Why speak in Latin, use archaic words or out of date terms which requires you to look through a dictionary just to find out what a lawyer means… when you can keep it simple, so everyone knows what’s going on. We believe keeping things simple is the best way to communicate with everyone involved in the probate process.
Take this for example: At The Probate Pro, we’ll help you make sure any individual or loved one is protected by probate law. If you need estate planning, elder law, guardianship or conservatorship legal services, give us a call today at (877) YOUR-FIRM. We’ll keep things simple and guide you through the probate process.