There are many tools out there marketed as effective and even easier than working with a lawyer. But given the broad reach of your estate planning will, it’s a good idea to make sure that you fully understand what’s required in California and all the ins and outs of what it takes for a will to accomplish your goals. Most people find themselves in over their heads when it comes to that and therefore turn to a dedicated estate planning law firm in Pasadena.
It’s certainly true that one form or one size does not fit all in the world of estate planning. A form that was simple enough to capture another person’s details might fall short in a big way when it comes to your blended family, special needs concerns for a child, or the appointment of necessary people in the administration of your estate.
A generic last will and testament in California is unlikely to cover all of the finer details of what’s needed in an estate plan. Worse yet, your loved ones are likely to be the ones who discover the problems with your estate planning document after the fact and when it’s too late to fix it.
Even if you did have some personal thoughts about what you wanted the will to look like or clauses you intended to include inside your will, it’s best to share these with a trusted Pasadena lawyer so you can discuss whether or not your will remains legally valid after doing that.