Preparing Your Will: Why You Need a Lawyer

Is hiring a lawyer to prepare your will really necessary? There are dozens of tutorials online that help people prepare their own wills, and you’ve probably heard from friends or family members who have created their own wills at home. While preparing your own will might seem like a quick and easy option, working with a lawyer will give you important advantages. Below are our top reasons to hire a lawyer for this important task.

Save Stress When it Matters Most

Losing a family member is a heartbreaking event. Working with a lawyer will ensure that all parts of your will are prepared correctly and ready when they are needed. This will give your loved one’s peace of mind during this difficult time. It will also give you peace of mind during the preparation process.

Save Money in the Long Run

One of the main reasons that people choose to prepare their will at home is to save money. While it’s true that estate planning software tends to be cheaper than a lawyer’s fee, an incorrectly prepared will can cost you and your family even more money in the long run. A lawyer will be able to save you court costs down the line and can even spot hidden tax benefits that you might otherwise miss.

Estate Planning You Can Trust

Edwards Sutarwalla offers personable, trustworthy estate planning services to clients all over the Houston and Austin areas. Call us at 888-757-6660 to schedule a consultation.



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