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Is DIY Estate Planning a Good Idea?

We live in a do-it-yourself culture, with video tutorials, resources and templates for just about any task available online, either free of charge or for a nominal fee. When it comes to estate planning, you could try to tackle Wills, Trusts and Advanced Directives online. However, doing so can come with some potentially big drawbacks and risks.

Estate planning law can be complex. Unfortunately, Wills, Trusts and other legal documents can contain “legalese.” If you don’t understand key terms and conditions and aren’t sure what you’re being asked to input using a do-it-yourself tool, you run the risk of having documents that won’t actually do what you want them to do. Since Wills and Trusts are often not used until after you have died, trying to handle your own estate planning may mean that you are creating a mess for your loved ones to interpret and clean up.

DIY Estate Planning

When you work with an experienced, knowledgeable estate planning attorney, you will have a professional to bounce questions off of throughout the process, someone who can help you understand how different estate planning tools work and who can recommend estate planning solutions designed to help you meet your goals.

You can also be confident that your documents will be professionally drafted to comply with current state laws, and that they will be executed correctly. This can provide peace of mind for you – and for your family.

Secure a financially sound future for you and your loved ones by partnering with us. At our firm you can be sure that your satisfaction will always be our first priority. We will be your trusted advisor at every step of the process. Our services are available at competitive prices and do not involve any hidden costs.  We are here to guide you through the difficult decisions that will protect your family after your passing. Contact us today to learn more!