Legal Professors: Do-It Yourself Notions Not a Viable Substitute
Consumer Reports magazine tackled a subject that is near and dear to estate planning attorneys
recently and we would like to pass along the results.
You may be aware of the fact that there are some websites on the Internet that will provide visitors
with do-it-yourself estate planning documents. The people at Consumer Reports were wondering just
how effective these downloads and worksheets are and if they are indeed a viable option for people
who want a properly constructed estate plan.
How do you go about analyzing the situation objectively? These folks have a lot of experience with
such things and they came up with a good idea.
People who work for Consumer Reports used the resources that are offered by three different
websites that sell DIY legal documents to create last wills. The magazine then presented these
documents to legal professors from three different major universities.
They asked the professors to put these documents under a microscope. What they found was that
clauses that conflict with one another could be present, and they were not comfortable with the
specificity of the verbiage.
Consumer Reports is in the business of making recommendations to its readership after doing
objective and unbiased research. They recommend that individuals who are looking for a solidly
constructed estate plan steer clear of these websites and engage the services of a licensed and
experienced estate planning attorney instead.
This is a pretty clear-cut and unambiguous recommendation coming from one of the most respected
consumer resources in the world.
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