AARP Article: Making a Will in the COVID-19 Era

Before you consider the DIY route, know all the facts

by Amanda Singleton

The coronavirus pandemic has many people deeply concerned about their health and wondering what will happen to their loved ones if they contract the virus. For so many, the eventuality of death seems more real and more imminent than ever. Because of this, sales of online wills and legal documents have absolutely exploded over the past few weeks.

I’m a lawyer. I want people to use lawyers. But, most of all, I want whoever is considering making an online will or trust to have all the information — not just an advertisement from a form document website or a stern “Don’t do it!” from someone in the legal community. Please take this advice to heart and do what you decide to be in your best interests.

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