The Legal Consequences of an Online Will
While the offer of a will that costs $69 may sound appealing, you should know the legal consequences of using an online will. If you are interested in a will from an experienced attorney, call our law firm for a will starting at $70.
“The possibility of a flawed will, the lack of a personal connection, and the absence of advice from an experienced estate planning attorney are three reasons why you should not use an online will company”, says Steven Lulich, partner of Lulich Attorneys and Consultants.
Beware of Company Disclaimers
One of the leading online will companies, LegalZoom, explains their policy in the company disclaimer:
“LegalZoom is not a law firm, and the employees of LegalZoom are not acting as your attorney. LegalZoom’s legal document service is
not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.”
As a user of LegalZoom, or other online will companies, essentially you are writing the legal document yourself and you have no one to ensure that it is valid, compliant with the law, and effective. The beneficiaries of many users later find out that the will that was created using one of these online sites have an error.
Online Legal Form Promo Codes
Many people search the internet trying to find promo codes or coupon codes for LegalZoom or RocketLawyer and other online will companies. If you do not want or need the advice of an attorney and you simply want to fill out a legal form for free, you can do so by searching google and find many legal forms for free.
The benefit of an Attorney
While lawyers do use legal forms to create documents, they do not use the same form each time. In almost every situation, an attorney is adding language, deleting sentences, and combining multiple documents to create a legal instrument for their clients. They have the substantive knowledge of the law to ensure that the document will do exactly what the client wishes it to do.
Experienced Estate Planning Attorney
An experienced wills attorney can guide you through the process of creating a will and ensure that the legal document that is created will be effective. Our firm has seen many cases where an online will does not distribute the deceased’s assets in ways that were not intended.
The distribution of your assets is extremely important and it should not be taken lightly. Our firm offers a simple will starting at $70. The benefit of choosing a law firm to prepare your will is the personal connection. An attorney can help navigate you through the process and understand your intentions of how and where you want your assets to go upon your death.
Schedule an appointment for your Will
Our firm has been helping clients on the Treasure Coast for over 30 years. For the same price as an online will company, we can prepare and advise you according to your intentions. Call us today for an appointment (772) 589-5500.