Estate Planning in troubled times

Today’s blog post isn’t quite like anything we’ve done before. We felt, all things considered, that it was important to connect with you all on a more human level. Even though we’re still working away behind the scenes, it certainly isn’t ‘business as usual’ for us — or for anyone for that matter. It’s hard […]

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Updating your Will. When? How? and How much?

We recently commissioned a survey to determine how many Americans didn’t have a Will. But we added a question that most surveys don’t ask; “Do you have a Will, but you consider it to be out-of-date?”. People often feel that it’s difficult to get their Will written. But updating a Will can be just as […]

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Write your own Will – 10 reasons why it just makes sense.

You don’t need a lawyer to write a Will. A lawyer, or estate planning attorney is trained in the law. If you have doubts about a particular situation, and you need a legal opinion on this situation, then you should speak to a lawyer. Most people when they write a Will do not need to […]

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Last Will and Testament – What it is, When you need it, How to write it.

What is a Last Will and Testament? A Last Will and Testament is a document that is written while you are mentally capable, that expresses your wishes for after you have died. It deals with the distribution of your possessions (your “estate”) and makes key appointments like your Executor (the person who will carry out […]

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How much does a Will cost? And why?

This question leads to a number of further questions: What exactly is a Will? Why are some Wills free? Why do some Wills cost $1,000? How much should a Will cost? What about online Will services? Why do Wills at USLegalWills.com cost $39.95? We will address all of these questions and more in this article. […]

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Estate Planning: Best Advice for New Parents

There are around four million births every year in the US. That’s a lot of babies to clothe, feed and diaper change. Becoming a parent is one of the greatest joys in life but it also brings with it a lot of responsibilities.When your child is born you might not think immediately about estate planning, […]

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Named Executor of a Will: Now What?

After an individual’s death, his or her assets will be gathered, business affairs settled, debts paid, necessary tax returns filed, and assets distributed as the deceased individual directed in their will. This distribution of assets will be conducted on behalf of the decedent by a person acting in a fiduciary capacity, either as the executor […]

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How to Choose a Legal Guardian for Your Children

When we decide to sit down and write a Will we obviously think about our valuable possessions, property and savings, but more importantly than all of that, you might need to consider a legal guardian for your children. Two-thirds of American parents haven’t chosen a legal guardian, but whether your children are infants or teenagers, […]

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Online Will services – comparing LegalZoom with USLegalWills

Comparing LegalZoom with USLegalWills.com – Executive Summary Looking for an alternative to LegalZoom for writing your Will? You may not have time to read this complete article, so here are the key points; Both LegalZoom and USLegalWills.com have been offering Will writing services for nearly 20 years now. The longevity of both companies is an […]

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Clients need a Will? Affiliate opportunities at USLegalWills.com

Addressing the Will writing gap for your clients Do you work in an industry that promotes Will writing for your clients? Maybe you are in finance, or insurance, or the funeral industry. Perhaps you work for a charity that promotes the idea of planned giving in one’s estate plan. Maybe you just work in the […]

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