Can I write my own will and power of attorney?
Sure, you can. But should you? Almost certainly not.
While you may feel like you are saving money and time utilizing an online service to create estate planning documents or just doing it yourself, it may well cost you – or more likely your family – more money and time when those documents don’t quite do what you had intended for them to do.
Taking time to visit with an attorney about your assets and what your goals are for both protection and, ultimately, distribution of those assets can give you peace of mind and ensure that things will indeed work out the way you wanted them to work out.
An estate plan does not need to be cost prohibitive or complicated to be effective.