As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the U.S., threatening the lives of all Americans, many individuals are scrambling to get their wills written up and are using online resources or DIY software to do it, reports CNBC. Although the coronavirus has been particularly nasty toward aging individuals, that doesn’t mean it’s giving younger Americans a break. Because many individuals, both young and old, are witnessing how serious things are getting as COVID-19 sickens and kills more and more people each day, many are taking the steps they believe are necessary to ensure their final wishes are carried out according to their terms.
But is using DIY software an effective way of doing it?
Although many companies have developed software that allows you to draw up your own will without requiring you to leave your home, you need to understand the risks associated with doing so. Wills are legal documents which means one simple mistake could void the entire document. Unfortunately, many people don’t even realize they made a mistake until it comes time for their will to be carried out and it’s too late to make any changes.
Why you should consider hiring an estate planning lawyer in Coral Springs, FL to assist you with drafting your will.
When you choose to use online software to draw up your own will, you are likely to encounter terminology you don’t understand. You also won’t know if your will is in compliance with all state laws. So how do you know if it is valid? The truth is, you won’t until you have an attorney review it for accuracy. Wills must be written in a very specific way so that they are clear and concise. If something in your will isn’t clearly stated, the court may overlook it which could result in some or all of your assets being passed down to someone other than the person you initially named to receive it.
Contact Express Law now if you are interested in having a will drafted.
As of March 26, 2020, the CDC says that COVID-19 has sickened 68,440 people and killed 994 in the U.S. And health experts believe the virus has yet to reach its peak. With that said, if you don’t have a will or you do not wish to take the risk and write one up yourself, contact Express Law now to speak with a qualified Coral Springs, FL estate planning attorney. Express Law understands the importance of social distancing at a time like this which is why many legal services are being offered without you having to make any physical contact with a lawyer.
If you want to ensure your will conforms to the State of Florida’s laws and will hold up, contact Express Law now.
Express Law can be reached at:
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