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Heritage Tree LogoWhy Do I Need an Attorney to Write My Will in Pennsylvania?

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As you can imagine, crafting an inclusive estate plan is a crucial part of confirming that all of your assets will be handed down to your loved ones as you would have hoped. While it is true that there are hundreds of free will-writing kits both online and otherwise, they all pretend to make life easier and help you save money. Our firm recognizes that nobody wants to have to schedule an appointment with an attorney and work out their will, however, the fact of the matter is, anyone who knows anything about estate law will tell you that choosing to go it alone is one of the worst decisions anyone can make. Read on and reach out to our skilled Butler County will preparation attorney to learn more about wills, how we can help you write one, and why you should not create yours by yourself. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Why do I need an attorney to help me draft my will?

While it is possible to draft your will without the assistance of an attorney, as there are various kits that will help you do so, the truth is, there are countless horror stories concerning those who chose to write their wills alone, either with the aid of a Youtuber, a blogger or otherwise. Because of this, unless you have very few assets and very few family members, drafting a will on your own is definitely not the best option. By drafting your will alone, you set yourself up for numerous possible legal pitfalls, as even a simple misphrase can significantly alter the outcome of your estate plan. When this happens, the amount of time and money your family will have to spend fixing your will proves to be nothing next to the fee you would have to pay an attorney from the very start.

What else can I include in my estate plan?

A comprehensive estate plan reaches far past writing your will, even though it is a very important document. To have an estate plan that really meets you and your family’s needs, you should think about employing an attorney who can help you designate guardianships, trusts, powers of attorney, and more. Our firm has assisted numerous individuals to achieve peace of mind by helping them create complete estate plans for years. The help you need is just one call away.


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