Do I Need An Attorney To Draft My Will?

• January 26, 2022

Legally, you do not need an attorney to draft your will. A will does not have to be prepared or even reviewed by an attorney for it to be valid. You can find do-it-yourself wills on the Internet and preprinted forms at office supply stores. However, keep in mind that your will must comply with legal standards. A probate judge won’t bend the rules, just because you wrote your will yourself. If your will is denied probate, your estate will pass under your state’s intestacy laws just as though you had no will.