Using www.legalzoom.com for a will?
October 16, 2006 9:44 AM Subscribe
Anyone had a will prepared through www.legalzoom.com
Care to share how it went? Or have recommendations to another online "will mill", or strong arguments against using one?
posted by de void to law & government (6 answers total)
Mom, upon hearing I bought a new motorcycle, asked if I had a will. No, she didn't also ask if she was on it.
I don't have a will and I've decided that mom has a point, it's time.
I'm in my mid-30's, single, no kids. My "estate" is relatively simple - no real estate, several 401k and brokerage accounts that I'd like to go to family and not the state should I kick the bucket and also a smattering of property (vehicles, equipment) that I'd like to go to some close friends.
I'd prefer to give the legal profession as little money as possible as I have little faith in it. Specifically, an estate-planning lawyer botched an amendment to a family member's will of which I was a beneficiary. It ended up in litigation.
However, I also want a valid will. Legalzoom supposedly performs a paralegal review of the will that their web site generates for you based on a questionnaire.
If anyone can offer some pros/cons beyond "You'll shoot your eye out kid" type warnings, I'm all ears.