The dangers of fill-in-the-blank wills
A will came across my desk to review after someone passed away. It was a fill-in-the-blank will printed off the internet. Better than nothing? Maybe. Did it distribute assets to the family members this person wanted? No. Did it avoid the need for additional court involvement (and costs)? No.
Filling in the blanks seems easy enough, but if you aren't familiar with drafting wills, it is extremely easy to miss something or not include something that is necessary. If you didn't spend years reading and translating Latin in law school, you might not know the significance of seemingly extraneous terms.
You can pay to do it right or your family can pay to have it fixed later. Paying to deal with mistakes after death is generally much more time consuming, difficult and costs more than if it were done correctly to begin with.
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