I'd like to talk a
little bit about do-it-yourself wills, but not necessarily in the way that you
One thing that estate
planning attorneys --especially those who blog and tweet-- like to rail about
are online and store bought do-it-yourself wills. LegalZoom is the enemy, and
There's been a lot of talk lately about helping consumers represent
themselves in routine legal matters, without (or with limited) need for
attorney involvement. I think this is a good idea for simple matters
that members of the public really can handle themselves. Why force
someone to pay...
I often warn readers about the dangers of using do-it-yourself websites and pre-printed forms to create wills and trust. Experienced estate planning lawyers do more than put together a pile of papers for you to sign and take home: We offer individualized advice and continuing guidance that obviously...