I have nothing to add to this article, other than to point you to a good article on this topic by my esteemed colleague, Janet Brewer. Click here to read her article, which boils down to this: Attorneys' job is not to create documents. Rather, our job is to listen to your situation and advise you as to what is in your best interests given the facts and law applicable to you. And, as Attorney Brewer's article points out, many times clients have no idea that their "simple" wishes are not as simple as they may have appeared. For example, I had a client who wanted to leave 1/2 of his home to his daughter. But he did not consider the fact that his daughter was a minor and that, therefore, the house (for his particular needs) needed to remain in trust until the daughter reaches a certain age.