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Why an Attorney Should Prepare Your Will & Trust
Reasons to Hire a Port St. Lucie Estate Planning Lawyer
Want to create a will or trust? It is in your best interests to work with an experienced, trustworthy attorney. Many people believe they don’t need a lawyer to prepare their will or trust, but this could leave your documents unprotected. Plus, there are countless benefits of working with a Port St. Lucie estate planning lawyer.
We at Crary Buchanan have put together the top three reasons a lawyer should prepare your will:
- Avoid having your will or trust challenged. If you sign a will or trust on your own, any error could invalidate your documents, or make them vulnerable to contests. When officially prepared by a lawyer, however, your documents could be left unchallenged, or at least hold up against any challenges.
- Estate attorneys stay on top of changing laws. The law is not static. Without an attorney, you are in danger of violating the most recent estate planning statutes. This could open up your trust or will to a challenge, or even render them null and void.
- It’s cheaper to hire lawyer at the start than to litigate a will or trust later. In the long run, you would be saving you and your family time and money.
Wills and trusts are too important to do halfway. It is much better to invest the necessary finances to complete these correctly the first time around in order to protect your family and your legacy.
What about do-it-yourself websites? These claim that people can draft their own estate planning documents, saving on the costs of an attorney. What many don’t realize until too late, however, is that the amount they pay a lawyer to draft their will or trust is insignificant compared to the labor and money it costs to fix an incorrect will or trust. Estate disputes can be emotionally exhausting and expensive as well. Many of these situations could be avoided entirely by enlisting the help of an attorney from the outset.
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Our friendly staff includes an AV Preeminent® rated lawyer, which is the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for legal talent and ethical standards. We also have a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in wills, trusts, and estates, a testament to extensive, proven knowledge in the field. Don’t hesitate to see how our Port St. Lucie estate planning attorneys can be of service.
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