FAQ – Estate Planning – Do I need an attorney?

13 December 2012 Categories: All Blogs, Estate Planning

There are online companies that you can pay to have a will or other estate planning documents drafted. These companies advertise as a low-cost alternative to an attorney and say that the Will holds up in all state courts. While it might be true that the language of their Wills are accepted in court, we believe it is still very important to seek legal advice for your specific situation. There are specific formalities when signing the Will that must be followed to ensure the validity of the Will. Additionally, if you have an attorney that has a record of your wishes and can testify to your state of mind, it can help if the validity of the Will is ever challenged.

While you might have guessed we would say the answer is that, yes, you need an attorney, having your estate planning documents drafted and executed with with the help of an experienced Tennessee attorney will add peace of mind to the process. It will ensure that your documents are valid and your family will be taken care of. We try to be very reasonable in our Estate Planning fees and examine all potential clients on a case-by-case basis as to what documents they need.

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