Most people want to put off planning for their future for as long as possible. It can be stressful and unsettling to take on the estate planning process. As a result, many people have begun attempting to write their own wills. Some websites offer fill-in-the-blank templates to help you write your will on your own. But is this really the best option? While it may be tempting to write your will online, without the help of an attorney, it might not be a good idea.
Can I Write a Will Without the Help of an Attorney?
Yes. Technically, you can write a will on your own. There are online resources to help with the process. But, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
What Could go Wrong?
A will is an incredibly important document. It is a way for you to declare your wishes in the event of your passing, and provide plans and security for your loved ones. Because a will is so important, it must be completed and filed in a specific way in order for it to be considered valid in the eyes of the law. The only way to feel confident that your will is going to hold up legally, is with the help of an estate attorney. Additionally, there are a lot more documents you will need in order to plan for your future fully. These documents may include a trust, a power of attorney, a healthcare directive, and any other documents that may be beneficial to your estate. It can be difficult to create and execute these documents on your own. Lastly, doing it yourself may not actually be the cheapest option. An estate planning site will likely charge you for every document you create, and as you can see, there are a lot of documents involved. So, the fees will add up, turning out to be more expensive than you originally anticipated. Planning for your future can be a difficult process, so it is important to have a skilled attorney guide you through it and answer any questions you may have. Your future is not something to take lightly, so you will want to reach out to an experienced estate attorney for help. You should feel confident and secure when it comes to planning your estate.
Contact The Lauterbach Law Firm
Drafting a will is an important step towards a comprehensive estate plan. When considering this essential step, it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney. The Lauterbach Law Firm provides effective and experienced legal services for clients in Rockland County, Westchester County, and the Lower Hudson Valley. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation with an experienced law firm, contact The Lauterbach Law Firm today.