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Leigh Hiltion, Denton Estate Planning Lawyer
Are You Taking Time to Enjoy Life?

We try to live life in a way that if this is our last year with our family, we will leave behind lots of really wonderful memories. I know it sounds morbid, but we have no guarantee of tomorrow. It's actually a great way to remember to treasure the time we have with loved ones today.

My thinking is most likely a result of talking to so many families who thought that there would always be more time. I talk to women all the time who say we were going to travel when he retired, but then one of us got sick or he passed away.

Hopefully, we have many more years ahead to make memories. I am really enjoying spending time together. The boys probably will not want to spend time with us when they became teenagers, so each year, we act as though this is our last to have fun as a family. So far we keep having one more year, and each year is better than the last.

Read more about taking time to enjoy life on Leigh's blog.

Why Creating Your Will or Trust Online Could be a Huge Mistake

There are several websites that offer the creation of legal documents, such as wills, trusts, and business creation documents, for a far cheaper price than it would cost to hire an attorney. Hiring an attorney to draft your will or trust is expensive, and no estate planning attorney will tell you otherwise. However, they will tell you that it is worth it, because as great as these online legal services seem, they truly are too good to be true. Saving money now with one of these services could end up costing you and your family far more money down the road than it would have cost you to hire an estate planning attorney to get it right the first time.

For starters, the fact of the matter is that no matter what these online services promote, they are not law firms. They are not even run by lawyers, so they cannot legally give legal advice. All these services do is plug your information into generic form documents. They do not customize your will or trust for your specific needs. If you make a mistake, they cannot stop you or even warn you, as that would be giving legal advice.

To learn more about how creating an online will can be a mistake, please visit our blog.

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