Do It Yourself Planning: Is It a Good Idea?

They say that you should not answer a question with another question. However, this is irresistible when you are talking about do-it-yourself estate planning. Can you just plan your own estate? Technically, anyone can try to execute estate planning documents, but the real question is this: should you try to plan your own estate? DIY Estate Planning There are Internet marketers who sell do-it-yourself legal documents, including estate planning documents like last wills and living trusts. They contend that anyone can execute legally binding documents if they purchase certain downloads or worksheets. Before you buy into these so-called “easy answers,” you may want to consider some facts. First, we should highlight a study that was conducted by the highly respected magazine Consumer Reports in 2012. They were wondering if do-it-yourself estate planning is truly effective, and they decided to do some research. Staffers from the magazine used online tools that are offered by three of t


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