ESCOBAR AND ASSOCIATES ANNOUCEMENT REGARDING COVID-19

Escobar and Associates Attorneys at Law remains open during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Legal services are defined as “essential” within the Stay at Home Order executed by Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis. We remain committed to providing uninterrupted legal services to all clients. We also remain dedicated to the health and safety of our clients and staff. Within the office, our firm has already implemented protocols to keep clients and staff safe during this crisis. We understand as criminal defense attorneys how crucial it is for our attorneys and staff to remain available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide legal services for clients in need.

Your pursuit of justice starts here!

Speak to an attorney 24 hours a day free consultations

Email Us & Get Help
Today

Do-it-yourself wills: Do they work?

| Mar 23, 2012 | Heirs & Beneficiaries

There are often do-it-yourself options for estate planning, with even some states having fill-in-the-blanks forms on their state websites, but do these types of estate planning documents provide the best benefit for residents in Nevada?

Those who are trying to save money often end up unfortunately cutting corners. While the do-it-yourself wills may work for some people, in general, working with an estate planning professional will bring the best outcome.

Some people who are looking to put together a quick and cheap will turn to the internet for answers. There are websites that, for a fee, will put together a will based on questions that you answer. Part of the worry that some people have about answering questions online is whether that information is safeguarded or will be used by the website. Another problem with online sites is that they often miss crucial components of a will, such as nominating guardians for your children or who will be appointed if the guardian passes away.

Online wills also have a cookie-cutter disadvantage to them. For example, the will may set up a trust for your children that can be accessed after they turn 18. But what happens if you want them to be older before they can access the money or if that access should be based on very specific criteria, such as marriage or good grades? That’s where a legal professional can make the difference.

Although couples who live under simple circumstances and have no children may get by with some forms of do-it-yourself wills, the majority of people would benefit from the expertise of a professional.

Source: Oregon Live, “Fill-in-the-blank wills can be a little skimpy,” Brent Hunsberger, March 10, 2012

  • Martindale-Hubbell | Top rated lawyer in Tampa | Richard Escobar | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | Martindale-Hubbell Top rated lawyer
  • Top Lawyers 2016 | Richard Escobar
  • Top Lawyers 2016 | Dino Michaels
  • Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards | AV |AV Preeminent | Richard Escobar | 2016
  • Judicial Education | AV | AV Preeminent | Richard Escobar | 2016
  • CLIENT | DISTINCTION AWARD | Dino mike Michaels, Esq. | Recognized for Excellence | Quality of Service | Overall Value | Responsiveness | Communication Ability
  • 15 | YEAR | Anniversary | Proudly Serving | the Community | Since 2001 | Dino Mike Michaels
  • 10 Best 2018 | Richard Escobar | Client Satisfaction | American Institute Of Criminal Law Attorneys

Archives

Email Us & Get Help
Today

FindLaw Network