Anytime you are consulting with an attorney for any reason you must be completely forthcoming if you want to be represented well. Your lawyer is not going to be able to take the appropriate actions to assist you if he or she has not been fully apprised of all the details that are relevant to the case.
Because of the attorney-client privilege there is no reason to feel in any way concerned about anything that you say being passed along inappropriately. This even includes incriminating information.
When it comes to estate planning, the types of things that you must share with your attorney are not going to be quite as sensitive as the conversations that take place between criminal attorneys and their clients. However, people do sometimes hold back important details and this can result in some negative long-term consequences.
The things we are referring to would include serious long-term extramarital relationships, descendents that the entire family may not know about, contracts previously entered into such as marital agreements, and large gifts that you may have given throughout your life.
If you are forthcoming when you discuss things with your attorney you should walk out of the office with an ironclad estate plan and no complications are likely to arise after your passing.
Should you be without an estate plan at the present time action is required. The first step is to pick up the phone to arrange for an informative consultation with a licensed and experienced Central New Jersey estate planning lawyer.