Coronavirus leads to Surge for Online Wills

Posted on Apr 03, 2020

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With all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we can understand why there is a spike with online Wills, as well as the documents regarding healthcare decisions and end of life decisions.

We previously wrote an article on, “The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Wills.”  Now, we cannot say that a do-it-yourself Will will not work.  However, based on my experience, it can go horribly wrong.  Your Will does not take effect until after your death.  You will not know if it worked as you planned.  Your loved ones will be left to deal with the aftermath. 

Our practice areas include Wills and Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration, Will Contests and Fiduciary Litigation and we can tell you we see the good, the bad and the ugly.  We have handled many matters involving these online Wills and when it goes bad, your loved ones will suffer the unintended consequence.

You took the first step and decided to get your Will done, but the next step you should consider is talking to a qualified estate planning attorney.

We are answering our phones during this uncertain time and are here to answer your questions. Call our office at 214-559-7202 or contact us to schedule your free consultation today!

 

Read more about the Surge in Wills from ABC News.

 

 

Lori Ashmore Peters
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