How Do I Get A Will? [Estate Planning Q&A Video Series]

Posted by: Adair M. Buckner

Today, there are many ways you can go about getting a Will. To ensure your Will accomplishes your wishes while also avoiding the greatest expense and complications, you should consult with an experienced estate planning attorney.

In the video below, I discuss some of the complications that can arise from do-it-yourself Wills. You will be much better off seeking sound legal advice in the long run.

I also discuss the procedure I follow to assist clients in getting their estate planning done correctly.

What Is The Best Way To Draw Up A Will?

Unfortunately, a fair number of people have lawyer phobia. It is best to put your fears aside, however, and consult an attorney who devotes much of their practice to estate planning. An estate planning attorney will provide you with a framework to make all of the important decisions that go into drawing up a Will that is appropriate for your circumstances. Considering all of the options available is a very important step in accomplishing your goals for what happens on your death.

Many attorneys, including myself, offer free initial consultations to discuss what Will structure best suits you. 


What Are The Risks Of Using A DIY Will Or Online Will Template?

DIY Wills are readily available online, as are many other Will forms. Some of them cover many of the points you should consider in planning your Will. Nothing beats a one-on-one discussion with an estate planning attorney, however, to be sure you have covered all the important bases. 

You may have the best intentions, but your failure to meet all of the state law requirements to make your Will valid and for probate to be as easy as possible can end up costing you more in the long run than having an attorney draw your Will. Over and over, I have seen such situations, and the result is that the probate process was much more expensive than necessary.


An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

When it comes to creating your Will, working with an experienced estate planning attorney is always a smart decision. It could save your family a significant amount of heartache, expense, and trouble during the probate process.

To learn more about Wills, Living Trusts, and the estate planning process, read the other articles in my Estate Planning Q&A Video Series below:

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** This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, specific tax, legal, or accounting advice. We can only give specific advice upon consulting directly with you and reviewing your exact situation.


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