Do I Need an Attorney to Draft My Own Will?

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As times have changed and access to information has evolved, so has the way people go about doing things. This can include writing a will. While many people wish to create the document on their own, this may be better left in the hands of an experienced attorney. Creating a will is an important part of someone’s life, as it lays out the future of their cherished assets. It is because of this that it should not be taken lightly. Preparing a will with the assistance of an experienced attorney who is familiar with the process can ensure that the proper documentation is created without any discrepancies. 

Do I Need a Lawyer to Write My Will?

A person is by no means required to retain the services of an attorney to write their will for them. With the increase in technology over the years, there are numerous resources available to the public online that can help them write the document themselves. This can include blogs, videos, and kits that assist with the process. However, it is beneficial for a person to hire one anyway. This is because, while it may not seem so, it can be difficult to write a will, even for the most basic estate plans. There are many legal pitfalls that can be avoided with the help of an attorney. 

A will is a contract, making it a legal and binding document. Just like any legal document, it is crucial for the language in a will to be extremely clear and precise. Even if you believe what you write is good, it is possible for what you mean and what is said to be different. Sometimes, words and phrases can be misinterpreted, making the context of the document different from what you intended. The small price of an attorney fee is worth providing yourself as well as your loved ones with peace of mind in knowing that your will is set for the future.

What Goes Into an Estate Plan?

With the creation of an estate plan, individuals are able to plan for the future of their assets when they are no longer alive to possess them. This process requires a great deal of time and effort, as there are numerous legalities that go into it and documentation to prepare. Within an estate plan, a person is able to create a will and/or trust as well as appoint power of attorneys, executors, guardians, and more. Estate planning can be a sensitive matter, which is why it is important to handle the process with care. This can be accomplished with the guidance of an experienced estate planning attorney.

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If you or a loved one needs assistance creating an estate plan and wish to speak with an experienced attorney, contact the Law Office of Andres D. Gil, PLLC today.

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