Q: Does it cost money to make an estate plan?
A: You can make your own estate plan. There is no legal requirement that it cost any amount. However, it may not be as complete as it could be, or it may be legally insufficient. Most lawyers charge a fee for doing estate plans. There are other, non-lawyer services available too at varying costs.
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A: Usually. Even people who take self-help routes will incur fees for form documents or software programs. This is a very important part of life planning for most people. Lots of money and heartache can actually be saved by doing it right. If you want advice to do it right, you will need to work with a competent estate planning attorney. And yes, that will require the payment of some fees. But it could save you lots of money and heartache in the long run.
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