In my estate planning practice, there is one very popular rant. It goes something like this:
Caller: “Do you do wills?”
Me: “Yes, would you like to make an appointment to discuss the will?”
Caller: “How much for a simple will? I just want a simple will.”
Me: “It depends on your situation. Are you married? Do you have children? What kind of assets do you have? This is why I like to have an initial consultation.”
Caller: No, I just want a simple will. What is your price for a simple will?”
Me: “Well, it’s going to depend on a couple of factors. Do you want to set up a consultation?”
Caller: ‘I just want a simple will. I have been married for 30 years and I have one son. I just want a simple will.”
Me: “Ok, then does your son have any children?”
Caller: “Yes, and he has a terrible wife. I don’t want her to have any rights to my money. And ther kids aren’t responsile. They shouldn’t get the money until they are 25!”
So it’s not so simple. A friend of mine calls this the LegalZoom mindset. Law as a commodity.
I don’t do volume estate planning work. I am not LegalZoom. I do quality estate planning for a very reasonable fee. It’s good for you and it’s good for me.
Call me for an estate planning consultation. Don’t wait until it’s too late.