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My advisor helped me leave my estate to my cat.

This is a true story, from a lady who was in my office witnessing a client signing her Will.   It is also an example of the unlicensed practice of law.   I am both an attorney and an insurance agent. I have two (2) licenses. One (1) was hard to get. One (1) wasn’t. Guess which one (1) fits each category.   There is a lot of argument in the insurance and financial world about helping clients draft their Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney while getting paid to do so. Why?  Money .   Tennessee defines the practice of law as: As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires: (1) “Law business” means the  advising or counseling for valuable consideration  of any person as to any secular law,  the drawing or the procuring of or assisting in the drawing for valuable consideration of any paper,   document or instrument affecting or relating to secular rights, the doing of any act for valuable consideration in a representative capacity,  obtaining or tendin