Do It Yourself Estate Planning: Why It Costs More Than It Saves

    By Anthony Robert La Ratta, Deborah Jacobs, Jill L Miller and Wendy S Goffe

    Do It Yourself Estate Planning: Why It Costs More Than It Saves

    Do It Yourself Estate Planning: Why It Costs More Than It Saves

    By Anthony Robert La Ratta, Deborah Jacobs, Jill L Miller and Wendy S Goffe

    DO CLIENTS ASK YOU WHY THEY SHOULDN'T DRAFT THEIR OWN ESTATE PLAN USING A SOFTWARE PROGRAM? HAVE YOU WORKED WITH CLIENTS AFTER THEY'VE PREPARED THEIR OWN ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS? Do it yourself estate planning comes in many forms -- LegalZoom advertises its Internet services frequently, Quicken sells will drafting software, ...
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    DO CLIENTS ASK YOU WHY THEY SHOULDN'T DRAFT THEIR OWN ESTATE PLAN USING A SOFTWARE PROGRAM?HAVE YOU WORKED WITH CLIENTS AFTER THEY'VE PREPARED THEIR OWN ESTATE PLANNING DOCUMENTS?Do it yourself estate planning comes in many forms -- LegalZoom advertises its Internet services frequently, Quicken sells will drafting software, sample forms are available many places on the Internet. These services appeal to many consumers who are concerned about the price and may not understand the benefits of using an estate planning attorney to draft their estate planning document or the costs to their heirs of an improperly drafted estate plan.Our panelists will discuss:
    • The benefits of using a qualified estate planning attorney to draft estate planning documents;
    • Problems encountered in trying to fix a do-it-yourself estate plan during the client's life;
    • The costs and problems of dying with a do-it-yourself estate plan;
    • What lawyers can do to fight back against the do-it-yourself movement.

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    Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law

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    5430546AUD

    Publication Date

    10/1/2010 12:00:00 AM

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