Do I Need an Attorney to Draft my Will?

Most people don’t want to confront the issue of creating a will for the obvious reason: thinking about one’s future can be daunting. When throwing lawyers and legal fees into the mix, it can become even more tempting to put off drafting a will, or turn to alternative methods. As a result, some have begun using online do-it-yourself (DIY) templates to draft their wills. Is this really a good alternative? Read on to learn more about DIY estate planning. 

What are the Positives of a DIY will?

A DIY will can seem like an appealing option. These plans may be (or appear to be) less expensive than working with an attorney. Additionally, it’s always nice to get things done from home. But, the ease, price, and convenience of creating a will on your own is often too good to be true. 

What are the Negatives of a DIY Will?

While a DIY will may appear to be the cheaper option, this is often not the case. An online will writing website will likely charge a fee for each document you create, and it is important to know that there are many documents involved in estate planning. An attorney will be able to create an entire estate plan for you, including a will, a trust, a power of attorney, a healthcare directive, and any other documents that may be beneficial to your estate. Another big issue when it comes to creating a will on your own is the validity of it. If you do not execute these documents properly, they may not be valid, and therefore cannot be used in the event of your passing. Lastly, you may have questions. It can be hard to plan for your future; it may be an unnerving, and at times, confusing and frustrating task. That is why it is important to have an experienced attorney walk you through the process, addressing any questions and concerns you may have.

Planning for your future is one of the most important things you can do. It is important to be prepared. Planning for your estate will ensure that your wishes are executed properly, and that your loved ones are taken care of. The best way to achieve the peace of mind that comes from having your affairs in order, is with the help of a skilled attorney. To begin planning for your estate, reach out to the Law Office of Yacoba Ann Feldman.

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Working with an experienced estate planning attorney, such as Jaci Feldman of the Woodland Hills, California, Law Office of Yacoba Ann Feldman, will ensure that you are taken care of when you need it most. Do not delay. Estate planning is a more urgent matter than you may think. You never know what the future holds. Contact The Law Offices of Yacoba Ann Feldman to schedule a consultation today.

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