You might be questioning whether you need a lawyer to make a will. While it is possible to make a will without a lawyer, making a will can be complicated, depending on your circumstances. This means you may find it easier to make a will by working with a specialist lawyer.
When deciding whether you need a lawyer to help make your will, consider the following:
- A lawyer can provide advice on drafting your will to ensure it is structured in a manner that will ultimately see your wishes effected. This may include advice about inter vivos gifts and testamentary trusts.
- A lawyer can guide you as to the potential ramifications of your intended gifts.
- A lawyer can provide you with advice about gifts to spouses and children in blended family arrangements.
- A will drafted by a lawyer usually costs more than a DIY will-kit.
Advice provided by a lawyer regarding the structure of your will can safeguard your estate from challenges and may save your loved ones a great deal of stress and expense down the track.