Call me old-fashioned, but I think estate planning should involve a personalized and continuing relationship, not a transaction.
While some may prefer to use low-cost websites or software because they are more concerned about price than value, think about what they won’t be getting.
Can LegalZoom or other online providers:
- Look you in the eye or shake your hand?
- Listen to your concerns and goals for you and your family?
- Meet your family?
- Answer legal questions?
- Come up with solutions to meet your objectives?
- Help you if you or a loved one becomes disabled?
- Help you after the death of a family member?
- Notify you of changes in the law?
- Say that it is answerable to a State Bar?
- Say it has malpractice insurance?
- Say that it attends many days of continuing legal education each year?
- Refer you to other professionals to assist you with other matters?
- Provide you with peace of mind?
I don’t think so. All they can do is provide you with generic documents that may cause significant problems for you and your family after it’s too late.
In our practice the documents are free. The value is in our expertise, experience and personal concern for you and your family’s wellbeing. Think about it, and then decide what’s best for you and your family. When you’re ready, give Davis Law Group a call.