Do I Need An Attorney To Draft My Will?

Do I Need An Attorney To Draft My Will?

At the Teiger Law Center, P.C., we often hear this question. Although you can go on the Internet and found numerous sites that will provide you with a template for drafting a will, it's important to consider the potential pitfalls of handling something this important without some experienced counsel and guidance.

For example, what if you forget to specifically mention certain pieces of property? Will your family know what to do with them after you're gone? Can you be sure that your final arrangements will be upheld? Are you even certain that your homemade will is even legal?

In short, an attorney experienced in drafting wills, trusts and other estate planning instruments can help ensure your will covers all the important factors and that your final wishes are carried out as you intended.

What An Attorney Can Do For You

When you sit down with one of our lawyers to draft your will, we will help you identify beneficiaries and outline the specific times of your estate. By working together, we can draw attention to items you may overlook, including retirement accounts, pensions and other benefits.

We handle a variety of estate planning issues, including:

  • Drafting of wills and trusts
  • Revisions to wills (often after a divorce)
  • Probate matters
  • Power of attorney
  • Advance directives

Taking action today can provide you with peace of mind moving forward. Although it may be unpleasant to consider the future, especially one without you in it, it's important to account for the best interests of your family. By consulting a lawyer and drafting a comprehensive estate plan, you and your loved ones can rest easy knowing your wishes are documented and that the likelihood of a drawn out dispute after you've passed has been minimized.

Let's Talk About How To Draft A Will

At the Teiger Law Center, P.C., our principal attorney, Tracy Teiger, brings nearly 30 years of legal experience to each matter. Whether you're just starting to consider drafting a will or already have some estate planning documents in place, call us at 800-780-2275, 866-726-2153 or complete our online contact form to learn more. We keep offices in Alpharetta and Cumming and routinely work with clients across the Atlanta metro and north Georgia.