Online Will vs. Estate Planning Attorney:  Which one is better?  Why should you pay an attorney to make a Will that you can make yourself?



It’s a good idea to hire an attorney to create your Last Will and Testament in Texas, as opposed to using one of the do-it-yourself online companies, here’s why:


An estate planning lawyer probably costs less than you think.  A very nice will created by an estate planning attorney likely costs less than $500.  The attorney handles everything, including meeting with you, preparing the will itself, and conducting the signing meeting (with the necessary two witnesses and notary).

We think it’s such a good idea to have an attorney draft your Will, in fact, we intentionally provide affordable flat fees for Wills–just to encourage everyone to get one.  It’s that important.


A properly drafted Will can save your family tremendous hassle and thousands of dollars.

Consider a study by Consumer Reports in which the organization tested three of the most popular internet sources for Wills.  Consumer Reports hired a well-known Wills expert to examine these three online Wills products, and here’s the bottom line:

“All three are better than nothing if you have no will. But unless your needs are very simple—say, you want to leave everything to your spouse with no other provisions—none of them is likely to meet your needs. And we found problems with all three […]”


If there’s a problem with the will you made yourself online, you’ll never know it!  Literally.  The will may go to court after your death, and your family may then discover that there’s a problem with your internet will.  Obviously, it’s too late to do anything about it…

If you already paid for an online Will, we will review it for you for FREE.  If it is legally valid and accomplishes your goals,  you’ll rest easy at night knowing your family doesn’t have a probate hassle on the horizon.  If you existing Will is somehow defective, then you’ll have the perfect opportunity to hire an actual Texas attorney to cheaply and easily create your Last Will.



Check out the report here.

Visit for more information on Texas Wills, a Texas Last Will and Testament, deciding when you should get a Will, if you should get an online Will vs. use an estate planning attorney, the problem with online Wills or online Wills, contact Dallas, Texas lawyer Isaac Shutt at  

Shutt Law Firm’s office is conveniently located just north of Dallas, TX, near the intersection of highway 75 and Arapaho Road, in Richardson, Texas.


You can also call Shutt Law Firm at (214) 302-8197 for more information on the topic discussed in this article or to discuss a different legal matter.  Please consider the Shutt Law Firm if you’re looking for a Dallas, TX law office for probate, Dallas Wills Lawyer, Dallas estate planning law, power of attorney near Dallas, TX, or guardianship attorney in Dallas area.


DISCLAIMER:  Nothing in this brief article constitutes legal advice.  The information provided herein is merely provided in the spirit of education.  If you have a legal question, you should consult an attorney for your specific legal situation.   Further, nothing in this article shall be construed to have started an attorney-client relationship.  No such relationship exists until both you and attorney Isaac Shutt sign an engagement letter with the Shutt Law Firm, PLLC.