Preprinted Last Wills

More and more, preprinted do-it-yourself will forms are everywhere. Are they cheap? Yes. Do they work? Sometimes. Are they a good idea? No.

If you are like most people, your individual needs will require you to customize your will to some extent, and therefore, a preprinted form won’t be quite right for you.

Not only will a preprinted form not fit your particular wishes, if you try to modify the preprinted form, you could unknowingly expose your estate to all kinds of problems.

First, when you attempt to edit a preprinted will, you need to be certain that your changes still satisfy legal requirements for a valid and enforceable last will and testament in your state. Otherwise, you run the risk that your last will may be deemed invalid under your state’s law. We can all agree that if you are going to put the time, money, and energy into making a will, you want the finished result to be valid and legally binding for the benefit of the people and causes you care about.

Second, a preprinted will form forces you to follow the layout of the preprinted will, which can lead to unnecessary and confusing provisions that don't apply to you or your goals and objectives.  As most would agree, when you are doing something important for the first time, you are much better off working with a custom-tailored framework rather than a "one-size fits all" form.  This is especially true when it comes to something as personal and important as your last will and testament. A preprinted form doesn't allow you the flexibility to create and specify a will to meet your individualized needs.

Third, preprinted will forms can make edits and future edits to your will very difficult. Often people purchase a preprinted will, fill it out, and then later want to make changes to the will and find they have to start again from the beginning.

To avoid these costs and complications, SimplyWilled.com allows you to customize, personalize and modify your last will and testament at your convenience. SimplyWilled.com enables you to incorporate your individualized wishes, without running into the possible problems accompanied with preprinted will forms.

 

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