An online Will platform offers a quick and easy way to ensure that all of your assets (yes, even the dog) are protected. After providing the required information, you can print, sign and notarize your documents to have a fully legal Will that can still be updated throughout the years. Using this method can save you the time and money often associated with working with an attorney, and can make plans for the future without having to leave your couch!
Benefits of an online Will platform:
- Quick and straightforward process
- Access, store, and share Will documents online
- Save time and protect your future now
- Not required to work with an attorney
Learn more about the key benefits of an online Will.
So, when do I need an attorney for a Will?
Partnering With an Attorney While an online Will platform is a great option for many, there are a few different scenarios in which it makes sense to get an attorney involved:
1. Complex financial situations
- If you need help establishing a complicated asset protection trust, have a net worth of over 1 million dollars, are a business owner, or have other complex financial matters, you’ll need to work with an attorney.
2. Large estates or estates with property in multiple states
- Some states have state-specific laws different from others. Most online Will platforms only accommodate one state-specific Will, so in the case where you have property or estates in more than one state, it’s better to consult an attorney.
3. Unequal division of assets between children
- An attorney can help outline, mediate, and document your wishes in a case like this.
4. Disinheriting a spouse or child, or re-marriage
- This type of situation could lead to complications that could be resolved with legal advice. While online Wills platforms are a great resource to help you complete your Will following your state’s specific laws, they are not attorneys and can not legally offer you legal advice for your specific situation.