LegalZoom vs. Lawyer: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

LegalZoom and other do-it-yourself document preparation services want you to believe that the process of preparing a will is as easy as filling in the blanks on standardized forms. They try to lure you with a cheap product and a process that takes less than half an hour to complete. They try to assure you … Read More

Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning Mistake Disinherits Child

My daughter recently brought a book home from school titled “Separate Ways.” It’s a story about a husband and wife who are having marital difficulties, and their two children who are dealing with anxiety caused by the conflict. In the book, the parents eventually decide to divorce but reassure their children that the divorce will … Read More

Planning Your Estate? Don’t Be Penny Wise And Pound Foolish

Comparison Shopping: For Yogurt? Good. For Estate Planning? Not So Much. One of my favorite stores is Costco. I try to purchase as much as possible there because it saves money on all sorts of things. The best thing about Costco is that I am able to compare the price of the products I buy … Read More