View Full Version : Using a Lawyer to Write a Will

01-02-2012, 02:48 AM
The big advantage of having a lawyer help you prepare a will is peace of mind. Wills are fairly complex legal documents that have tremendous legal significance. After a person dies, there is no opportunity to redo a poorly drafted or improperly witnessed will. While you will not be around to feel the consequences of a poorly prepared will, your loved ones will be left behind to deal with the mistakes which may cause them severe stress and extreme financial loss.

Having a lawyer help with the writing of a will reduces the likelihood that your executor(s) will have to face legal challenges to the will. As well, when a lawyer assists with the preparation of a will, the content of your will is more likely to adequately provide for your beneficiaries.

01-03-2012, 11:04 PM
I certainly agree the benefits of lawyer. But what about easy to deal software like Intuit Willmaker (a turbo tax company)? Is it still risky to use those softwares? thoughts?

01-04-2012, 10:27 AM
I don't know whether it would be helpful to you but it would to people who live in NJ,NY.

2012 update Wills and Estate Planning- Free Seminar

Wednesday January 11, 2012 12:15-1:00 PM
Law Office of Kenneth Vercammen, 2053 Woodbridge Ave, Edison, NJ 08817
Invited: Clients, Friends, Accountants, Business Owners, HR staff, Financial Planners, Insurance Agents, Nursing Home Staff, Hospital and Nursing Home Social Workers, Office on Aging Personnel, Senior Club Presidents, and Medicaid Workers,
COST: Free if you pre-register. Complimentary Sandwiches and materials provided at 12:00 sharp. We previously held this seminar for the Metuchen and Edison Adult schools. This program is limited to 15 people. Please bring a canned food donation, which will be given to the St. James Food Bank located on Woodbridge Avenue in Edison, NJ. Please email us if you plan on attending or if you would like us to email the materials.

SPEAKER: Kenneth Vercammen, Esq.
(Author- Answers to Questions About Probate)
The new NJ Probate Law made a number of substantial changes in Probate and the administration of estates and trusts in New Jersey.
Main Topics:
1. The New Probate Law and preparation of Wills
2. 2012 changes in Federal Estate and Gift Tax exemption
3. NJ Inheritance tax $675,000
4. Power of Attorney
5. Living Will
6. Administering the Estate/ Probate/Surrogate
7. Question and Answer
COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL: Brochures on Wills, "Answers to Questions about Probate" and Administration of an Estate, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Real Estate Sales for Seniors, and Trusts.
Co-Sponsor: Middlesex County Estate Planning Council
To attend or for Information: Mike McDonald 732-572-0500
or email VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com
Canít attend? We can email you materials
Send email to VercammenLaw@Njlaws.com
2012 update Wills and Estate Planning- Free Seminar (http://www.njlaws.com/Estate-Planning-2012.htm)