Although we don't like to think about death, it is a fact of life. You can greatly relieve the burden left on your family members by creating a will or a trust to explain how you would like your property and possessions divided.
To help simplify this process, there are a number of online services available that take out much of the guesswork from generating these necessary legal documents. Many online legal services are managed by lawyers who will ensure that your will, living trust, and other such documentation meets legal standards.
Information about these types of documents, access to actual attorneys, and the ability to contact customer service representatives around the clock with questions help take much of the guesswork out of this process. Additionally, by using an online documentation preparation service, you can often save yourself hundreds of dollars in legal fees.
If you have a legal background and do not
require extensive legal advice, there are a number of companies that provide file downloads or kits that can help you create your own will, living will, trust, and so on. After purchasing a file download, you can complete the document on your personal computer. This enables you to make as many copies of the document as you like. Additionally, you can make changes to your will or trust at any time. Keep in mind that wills and trusts that are produced in this way are not reviewed by a legal team. However, if you
do not require expert guidance, file downloads and kits are inexpensive alternatives.
When looking at different online will services, there are certain factors you need to consider. Some of these include:
Credibility. Is the website professional? Have the documents been prepared by individuals with a legal background?
Information Provided. Is information provided to help guide you through the process? Can you easily contact customer service representatives if you have questions? Does the company provide access to legal experts?
Cost. Are the products offered on a competitive pricing scale?
TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best will services available today. We hope this information helps you get your Will created right away!
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Rocket Lawyer sells top-quality products at some of the best prices we found. Their website is clear, simple, and extremely user friendly - making it easy to generate any legal document. They also offer a membership service, which will save you money if you are in the market for ongoing legal document services. For these reasons, Rocket Lawyer is our highest-rated selection. Read More...
LegalZoom offers online legal documents at very competitive prices, and they review every answer on every document that they produce. However, LegalZoom is a little more expensive than the highest-rated service, and they don't offer a membership option for your ongoing legal documentation needs. Read More...
Not only does Nolo produce online wills, they also sell books and e-books on legal issues, and they sell legal documents as downloadable files. Additionally, their website provides a good deal of free legal information. If you are looking for information and articles about legal issues, this might be the service for you. However, Nolo does not offer the same number of online legal document selections as the higher-rated services. Read More...
Global Wills has some of the best prices we found for wills and other legal documents. Additionally, Global Wills sells a myriad of legal documents as downloadable files. This can be useful, but documents produced in this way are not checked by a legal expert. If you are looking for more guidance in completing your document, you might first consider one of the higher-rated services. Read More...
LawDepot offers the cheapest online will we found; however, LawDepot charges extra for many services that are included in other companies' base prices. They offer a subscription to their website, which will save you money if you need multiple legal documents. However, overall, LawDepot is not as impressive as the higher-rated services. Read More...
Socrates does not sell an online will, but they sell a variety of legal e-books and downloadable legal forms at discount prices. However, if you are looking for more guidance in creating a legal document, you should first consider one of the higher-rated selections. Read More...
Wills In The News
More comprehensive plan needed for child wellbeing Children?s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills says the Government?s response to the Health Select Committee report will see better outcomes for children, but misses the big picture. Publ.Date : Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:14:36 -0800
WW1 soldiers' wills go online The wills of over 26,000 Scottish soldiers who were killed in World War One are to be displayed online to help mark the centenary of the war's outbreak. Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Feb 2014 05:50:02 -0800
Noteworthy paperbacks Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, by Garry Wills. (Penguin) Wills ? who as a young man spent more than five years in a Jesuit seminary ? finds only a dubious foundation for the Roman Catholic priesthood, and its religious powers, in the books of the New Testament. Using his linguistic skills and his impressive command of both secondary literature and patristic sources, the author doesn?t advocate ... Publ.Date : Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:41:27 -0800
Namrata Joshipura named WIFW grand finale designer New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Namrata Joshipura will be the grand finale designer for the autumn-winter edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week, starting March 26 at Pragati Maidan here. "I am very honoured to be the grand finale designer at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion week. I have had a long association with Wills Lifestyle and FDCI (Fashion Design Council of India) and am looking ... Publ.Date : Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:50:04 -0800
Police: Man lies on CCW application, gets arrested when he comes in to check status BARSTOW Authorities say a convicted felon lied on a concealed carry permit application and was arrested when he showed up to the Police Department to check on its status. Barstow police arrested Thomas Wills at 3:04 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release. According to the release, Wills, 38,... Publ.Date : Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:57:50 -0800