I came across a couple of good articles with tips for people who use fill-in-the-blank estate planning form.
One is from a Consumer Reports story, “Write Your Own Will?”
The other was from the Oregonian’s Brent Hunsberger March 12, 2012, article: “Fill-in-the-blank wills can be a little skimpy.” He used some web-based legal services and then solicited comments and feedback from Oregon attorneys.
Please be careful with ANY fill-in-the-blank legal form. They can be incredibly useful, but don’t take shortcuts. You still need to do your research or consult an attorney. This is especially important with documents you won’t be around to change, correct, explain or defend, such as many estate planning documents.
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