In this day and age, there are tutorials on how to do just about anything readily available via the internet. For the most part, this is a great thing, and it helps give people a sense of independence, as they no longer have to rely on a professional to get certain things done. However, on the subject of writing wills, the most important thing you can do is hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of estate planning. If you are thinking about going it alone and writing a will by yourself, please read the rest of this blog first to learn more about how an attorney can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Can I write a will without a lawyer?
In short, yes, you can write your will without a lawyer. There are several online kits, blogs, videos, and other means to learn more about, and draft, your will. However, these online kits open individuals up to a slew of potential legal pitfalls, which ultimately may cause them to lose assets, have assets distributed in ways other than intended, and more.
Though understandably, you would rather not pay for a service you can seemingly do yourself, the truth is, an attorney can save you so much more in the long run. For example, one word used incorrectly can drastically impact how your will is executed, and usually not in a good way. Hiring an attorney to help with your estate plan can ensure you draft the best plan for your specific situation while doing so correctly.
Not only will you save money, but you will also save on the effort of decoding complicated legal jargon. Estate planning is not easy–in fact, it’s actually quite complicated. For your family to reap the maximum benefits of your estate plan, you must hire a knowledgeable estate planning attorney, plain and simple.
What are the different aspects of a solid estate plan?
Some aspects of a complete, well-rounded estate plan include selecting guardians, establishing trusts, and appointing executors. These are all things that you should discuss with an attorney, as he or she can help you make an informed decision regarding who you choose to manage your assets, execute your will, or take care of your children, should you pass away. If the peace of mind of having a trustworthy attorney by your side throughout the will-writing process sounds like something that works for you, reach out to our firm today.
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Juan C. Velasco, Esq. is a trusted attorney who concentrates on bankruptcy, family law, real estate, and estate matters who has been serving the New Jersey area for over 25 years. If you need experienced legal counsel, please contact Velasco Law Office and we will be happy to assist you.