Do you need to hire an attorney to draft a will? There are online services that will help people draft a will at a lower price without an attorney. However, the truth is a qualified attorney will ensure your will holds up in a court of law and carries out your wishes as you intended.
On the other hand, these unprofessional services and resources may not provide the right documents or appropriate language for your unique situation. Often, these services give you generic, fill-in-the-blank type forms that provide limited information. By working with a qualified attorney, you will have the advantage of discussing your family, your assets and your wishes; so the drafted will leaves the legacy you intend to leave to your loved ones.
Why Using a Georgia Attorney to Draft Your Will Matters
In Georgia, you identify your estate distribution through your will after death. For example, you can list beneficiaries and state specific items you would like each beneficiary to receive. Simply put, the will provides directions to make sure your wishes are met after your death.
When you work with a professional estate planning attorney, he or she will handle all legal matters pertaining to your will, including:
- Drafting wills
- Will revisions
- Advance directives
- Power of attorney
Hiring the Right Attorney
Hiring the right attorney to draft your will ensures it is carefully written and all formalities are properly carried out in the signing. Choosing an attorney who has extensive experience in will preparation enables the distribution of your estate according to your wishes. Also, the right attorney also minimizes the likelihood of someone challenging the will.
Ultimately, as with all estate planning documents, the law is ever-changing. And, the requirements to make documents enforceable can sometimes change significantly. Furthermore, the actions and objectives of banks and other third parties who have to follow the directions of the will can change over time. By working with an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of wills and estate planning, you will have peace of mind knowing he or she will stay up to date on the laws that impact your individual situation to protect your assets, no matter what changes take place. In conclusion, this is a tremendous benefit an online service does not offer.
Ready to learn more about the benefits of hiring an attorney to draft a will, we are here to help. For a complimentary, confidential consultation, contact the professionals at our Cumming office.