Attorney or Document Preparer? Your choice affects your Legacy

First and foremost, Happy Presidents Day! We hope that if you aren’t enjoying a day off, you will at least take a moment to celebrate and honor our U.S. Presidents. In honor of Presidents day, we would like to focus on one of our favorite quotes in the office: “He who represents himself has a fool for a client” by Abraham Lincoln.

Have you ever wondered if you really need to use an Attorney to prepare your Estate Plan? What are the pros and cons of using an attorney or a document preparer? This article discusses the advantages working with an Attorney has over the DIY (do it yourself) Document Preparer. “Today, there are many non-attorneys willing to provide clients with the same or similar documents at a fraction of the cost of what an attorney charges. In other words, you don’t have to be a lawyer or a law firm to sell legal documents. Nonetheless, is the sole function of an attorney the act of preparing legal documents? The answer is clearly no.” In most cases, the affects of using the later aren’t realized until its too late. For more information read the entire article here.

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