Plain English Living Trust
One of over a dozen books written by Bryan Garner.
It was a major influence on my professional work and since then, I've read several of his other books.
I want to bring clarity, thoughtfulness, and simple explanations to my work. I want you—and your beneficiaries— to more fully understand your will and trust.
Legal drafting is a technical subject, and it has to be precise. I try to use writing that is more understandable.
Keep in mind that Massachusetts has an estate tax, so some documents need tax provisions.
But apart from these tax provisions, I work to eliminate many needless words that make reading legal documents difficult and even nearly impossible to comprehend. To be honest, I don't always succeed. But I have this attitude.
The major considerations of using plain English are:
Also, I want to format our documents by: