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Is a Will I draft using a Will kit or an internet template valid in Texas?

Is a Will I draft using a Will kit or an internet template valid in Texas?

Maybe, but internet fill-in-the-blank Wills almost always cause delay and extra costs after you die, the time when your heirs are least equipped for either. A valid Will in Texas has many requisites that need to be carried out. Formalities such as proper witnesses, proper execution formalities and proper intent have to be followed. Only an attorney can legally draft a Will for a person, unless a person drafts his own Will. Internet Will templates are often incomplete. If your internet Will fails to follow state law, it could be invalid. An invalid Will can create a lot of controversy.

You might think that an internet Will seems like an inexpensive and safe option. However, using the internet can end up having thousands of dollars of assets not given to the people you desired. The security you get from do it yourself Wills and Trusts is false and misleading. Accidently, choosing the wrong wording in your Will or Trust can end up leaving your beneficiaries fewer assets than you wanted. For example, many families have come to us with poorly drafted Wills, which end up costing everyone far more than the cost of a correctly drafted Will or Trust.

We advise you to choose experienced Texas estate planning attorneys for drafting your Will or Trust. Using the uncertain internet options can leave you and your loved ones in worse off positions. With 45+ years of combined experience, Badeaux & Associates can draft a Will or Trust that will leave you and your loved ones with peace of mind.