Who Pays for Mistakes in Do-It-Yourself Wills?

09/11/2017

Some mistakes can be costly and create problems for your family.

Should you make mistakes in a do-it-yourself will, the heirs are the ones who will most likely foot the bill to straighten it out, according to Market Watch discusses in "The problems with doing your own estate planning."

If you purchase online estate planning documents and fill them out based on brief instructions, you could hurt your family.

You may never know what mistakes you made.

Your family might never find out about any mistakes until after you pass away. However, the mistakes can be very costly.

Before attempting to create your own will by purchasing a form, ask yourself how confident you are  about not making a mistake.

Reference: Market Watch (August 16, 2017) "The problems with doing your own estate planning."