Spent a good share of the morning drafting a fairly complicated Will for a woman I've known since we were kids. She's about 75, and used to relief milk for us before I was in school. She's on her 4th husband- one divorce many years ago, then she outlived 2. Complications arise from her being attached to various step-children she's acquired over the years, and not wanting to stiff anybody(no pun intended).
Then a very icy deed signing, by a disappointed heir- property has been up for sale for 5 years, started out priced way too high, then came the real estate crash. They finally found a buyer, but she's getting 10 grand, originally hoped for 50. Don't know why its my fault, but I just got it over with as soon as possible and let her go on her sour way.
Then started a probate of a Will I wrote about 15 years ago. In case you've ever wondered why many Wills have those heavy, usually blue covers, there are two reasons- Makes it look important, and much less likely to be thrown away by mistake when heirs are going through the decedent's papers, and its a place for the lawyer to put his name, address and phone number, so when heirs find it, guess who they call? Never stop selling, as they say in retail. . .