Who Should you Hire to Prepare Your Will?

| Jan 11, 2016 | Announcements, General, Law Articles, Local News |

This is a very important issue to consider. While you might be able to prepare one online for a low price, the Will you prepared could cost your family a fortune and many headaches if it is not prepared or signed and executed properly. You know the old adage “you get what you pay for?” That is definitely true in the world of estate planning. The Florida Bar states, “You wouldn’t employ “just anyone” to fill teeth, take out an appendix or deliver a baby. Except in dire emergency, such important tasks should not be performed by anyone except the trained professional.

The drafting of a will involves making decisions that require professional judgment that can be obtained only by years of training, experience and study. Only the practicing lawyer can avoid the innumerable pitfalls and advise the course best suited for your individual situation. In addition, an experienced attorney will be able to coordinate the use of other skilled professionals, such as an investment adviser, actuary, insurance specialist and tax accountant to complete a proper estate plan.

Moreover, there is no such thing as a “simple will.” Even smaller estates can have complexities foreseeable only by the experienced attorney.” In my practice I typically sit down, meet with my clients, determine their situation and then make a decision as to what documents I think they will need. The initial consultation is free and I encourage all of your questions. If I can assist you with your estate planning, probate or guardianship needs please feel free to call me at (904)366-2703 or email me at [email protected] I look forward to speaking with you.