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When websites that offer do-it-yourself estate planning documents started to appear and advertise aggressively licensed attorneys began cautioning people about utilizing these downloads and worksheets.
Consumer Reports: Don't Go DIY Route With Last Wills When websites that offer do-it-yourself estate planning documents started to appear and advertise aggressively licensed attorneys began cautioning people about utilizing these downloads and worksheets. There is really no substitute for legally binding documents constructed by a licensed professional who is a member of the Bar Association right here in the state of Nevada. How can you be certain that you have constructed a truly binding document that will hold up under the scrutiny of probate if you have no particular legal expertise? Of course this is an estate planning attorney's office making this statement so you may raise an eyebrow. Before you do you may want to take a look at a recent article that was published in the highly respected magazine Consumer Reports. For decades Consumer Reports has been providing people with solid, objective, and totally unbiased information that they can utilize before making important decisions with regard to purchases or the engagement of professionals. They did the public a great service by bringing in three highly respected law professors to analyze DIY last Will documents that were created by staffers. The tools that these staff members utilized to create the Wills were provided by three of the more popular do-it-yourself legal document providers on the Internet. Consumer Reports picked the brains of the law professors after they closely scrutinized these last Wills. The legal experts found that there can be unintended consequences if you utilize one of these do-it-yourself Wills and that they are not suitable substitutes for professionally constructed documents. The magazine recommended that readers avoid DIY solutions and retain qualified legal counsel to be certain that their wishes are carried out correctly and efficiently after they pass away. Experienced estate planning attorneys Reno NV of the Anderson Dorn & Rader Ltd offers estate planning and business planning resources to residents of Reno NV. To learn more about these free resources, please visit www.wealth-counselors.com/ today.
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