Should I Prepare My Own Will?

Preparing your own will is a lot better than having no will at all. But the experience of a lawyer is often essential to making sure everything is in order, even if your financial and family situation is very simple. Also, once you have a lawyer involved, you can periodically check with him or her to make sure that everything with your will and other estate planning documents is okay if your family or financial situation changes or if there are changes in the state or federal regulations that may affect your will, etc. A do-it-yourself will may be out of date, and you won't know it.