There are definitely some people who would prefer to prepare an estate planning with legal software or even an online legal software system, and if this is the case, then there some options that need to be followed. Another good thing about legal software products is that, there are some well known personalities who are more than willing to sell their products at some local bookstores. Other online services “interview” you, and then provide you with a trust or a will or trust – often at a fraction of the cost of an attorney.
Of course, there are advantages and disadvantages to using any such system in preparing a will or a trust. Before you get to decide, you should always weigh the pros and the cons if you would pursue the online service or if you would hire an attorney. The advantages if pursuing the said process will be discussed in this article.
The first benefit is that, you do not need to prepare huge amount of money in order to get started. To use a legal software system you only need a computer, a printer, and some time. The average startup cost of an online legal service or software purchased from the bookstore is substantially less than the cost charged by an attorney.
You often save time. However, the advantage of saving time is not the same for everyone for it still depends on how the person uses its time. If you are slow working a computer the time savings will be less, or non-existent. You can definitely save time, most especially if you use the computer at a fast pace.
You don’t always deal with the consequences. This type of advantage is evident for some user of an online legal software system. It has been known that a lot of people does not give any care about the consequences, however, they would blame it to the heir. A good example is that if you are trying to fix a plumbing problem at home, then you only made it worse and got a plumber to fix it instead, then you will surely be forced to face the consequences of your action. Another instance is when you try to fix something from your car, but then you did not get it correctly, but instead, you ended up having your car towed to a garage and have a complete repair setup for it, then you must surely deal with the consequences of your action.