Now I don’t do wills, trusts or estates. I litigate the consequences of a bad set of decisions when wills are written, trusts are created and then people die. But this is important: First, you’re not paying just for the document. You are paying for the lawyer to know what kind of document you need and then to supervise the execution so it gets done right. It’s absolutely amazing how easy it is to screw up the execution of the will. How many witnesses? Must they be independent witnesses or not? Must they see you sign the will? Must the witnesses all sign at the same time? Must their signatures be notarized? These and many other questions will be raised if there is a will contest. And there will be a will contest if the heirs think the will or trust is unfair.
Why not use a will off the internet?
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