We get a lot of calls and emails from potential clients who state that our fees for legal services are too high, and they will just go online and use one of the popular online document preparation services to prepare their Will at a faction of the cost. It is true that our fees are higher than the online document preparation services sites. However, what most people don't consider is that we don't just fill in the blanks to prepare your new Will. We use our extensive knowledge and experience to analyze each client's personal situation, objectives and needs, and give advice and counsel relating to the best and proper way to handle their estate planning needs and objectives. Experience and expert counsel is what you are paying for, not just the preparation of a new Will or document.
February 3, 2016
Over the last few weeks several of our new clients have had questions about the probate process for real property located in other states. I wanted to share with you some basic information about the process to help you understand and plan for the impact of owning out of state real property.
One of the greatest gifts you can leave your survivors is an organized estate. The time you spend now will help your loved ones to cope later, and will ensure your wishes will be carried out. Here is a simplified checklist to help you get started on organizing your estate, and depending on your individual situation, you might discover other items to be addressed. It's a good idea to discuss your plans with your loved ones and the executor of your will. You will also want to consult with your legal, financial and tax advisers.