Be Aware of Poor Writing

Posted by Harvey L. CoxAug 05, 20210 Comments

I see a lot of poor writing when reviewing estate plans for clients.  Most of the worst writing I see occurs when people attempt to write their Wills using forms found on the internet, including LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer.  I addressed do-it-yourself estate planning in a previous post.  In case you didn't see it or you've forgotten what I said, you should run, not walk away from forms found on the internet.  Proper estate planning isn't as simple as a few fill-in-the-blank forms.  You must know the legal effect of the wording that goes into your estate plan.  You need an estate planning attorney to make sure the language in your estate plan correctly accomplishes what you want to achieve.