DIY Wills are not recommended
DIY online wills are boilerplate forms of a Last Will & Testament, one of the most important documents we will prepare in our lifetimes. Many people see DIY online wills as a cheaper, easier alternative to hiring an attorney.
Last Will & TestamentAlmost everything can be found on the Internet today, including DIY online wills. DIY online wills are boilerplate forms of a Last Will & Testament, one of the most important documents we will prepare in our lifetimes. Many people see DIY online wills as a cheaper, easier alternative to hiring an estate planning attorney. However, the boilerplate documents that DIY sites provide can lead to expensive and unpleasant estate planning mistakes. The money you save now on a DIY form could end up costing your estate and/or your heirs money later if the will is contested or found to be invalid because it wasn’t written with enough clarity.
After practicing for over two decades, I’ve learned that many people have no idea what they want or need when it comes to the disposition of their assets. Once you get into complex issues like blended families or business ownership, DIY estate planning can cause more challenges than working with an estate planning attorney. As estate planning attorneys, St. Clair & Associates, PLLC are trained to personalize our service to your unique situation and wishes. You may need to preserve assets for long-term medical care, or protect your home from creditors, from a lawsuit, or a divorce. These are some examples of why an attorney trained in this area of law can give you what an online form cannot.
The power to express our wishes is what good estate planning is all about. Well-drafted and thorough documents providing detailed instructions are critical to avoid court involvement, to reduce administrative confusion and to know when the executor’s job is done. You spend your life working hard for what you have, why not protect your assets? Take control of your legacy and let the knowledgeable and compassionate staff at St. Clair & Associates, PLLC help guide you through the estate planning process and ensure that your end-of-life wishes are heard and honored.