Will preparation

  1. How many of you have wills and how did you go about it? I found a website that helps. If you have children, who would be their guardian should something happen? Do you have a complex will or a simple one? If you went to a lawyer, how much did it cost you?

    Working on all this this week....
  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Altra
    There are many websites which will give you an idea of the issues that need to be addressed in the "average" person's will. Attorney fees vary widely depending on region - will prep & fees for myself & dh were less than $600.

    Personally, I think wills are an absolute necessity if you have children, for exactly the reason you mentioned: who will be the guardian if something happens to both parents?

    Hope this helps.
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    My children are ABSOLUTELY my biggest concern and really the only reason I am bothering. We don't have anything else that is worth anything really. We will eventually when my MIL passes, but right now, nothing. I found a website with a free will kit and it explains everything on how to sign it, how many witnesses are needed, what things to consider etc. I'm wondering if anyone has tried any of these online? Right now, we can't even swing $600. (Bankruptcy is costing us $700 that it took us forever to save!)
  5. by   manna
    I have nothing of value, but I should have a will for my children's sake (guardianship) if nothing else.

    I'm a big Dave Ramsey fan and he's always endorsing uslegalforms.com (or something similar). Never actually visited the site myself, though.