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Are Do-it-yourself Wills Ever Ok?

I'd like to talk a little bit about do-it-yourself wills, but not necessarily in the way that you might think. 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 ...

Recent Florida Probate Case Illustrates Problems with DIY Wills

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...

Do-It-Yourself Estate Plans: Saving Money or Throwing it Away?

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...