There are many reasons why individuals may decide that preparing their own will, in lieu of seeking professional help, is the right route for them to take. Those reasons may include the cost associated with hiring an estate planning attorney, or the feeling that a lack of assets does not warrant a formal Will. However, it is not legally required to have an attorney to do a Will, and it is perfectly legal to do a will on your own without a lawyer, just like it is completely legal to handle your own divorce or your own speeding ticket. However, just like with a divorce or a speeding ticket, most people research it, read up on it, ask their friends or people that have been through it, and muddle through the process without having a complete understanding of what is happening and the options available to them, or whether what they are doing is in their best interest.
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Many times, people put off completing a simple last will and testament because they are unsure how to write a simple will. They may think the process is incredibly complex, requiring hours with an attorney and totaling an exorbitant expense. Because they are young and relatively healthy, many people choose to delay this process — even though it is so important to complete. However, the process of writing a simple will does not have to be long and complicated. Our attorneys at the Parker Herring Law Group PLLC can explain how to make a simple will that meets your personal needs and will guide you through the process to protect your family and your assets should the unthinkable happen. To start writing a simple will in North Carolina today, please call our law firm at
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This year thousands of people will bypass lawyers and will use online tools to create their own wills , powers of attorney , and other estate planning documents. People with relatively straightforward needs ex: an individual with no children and few assets might find that these programs do the trick. However, the reality is that these online forms attempt to plug unique situations into a one-size-fits-all legal document. Since no two families are identical, these documents leave a lot to be desired. People with complex family situations such as children from different marriages or great wealth are especially advised to seek out the professional help of an estate planner.