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Author: Betsy Simmons Hannibal

The Rise of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

The Rise of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

Like many areas of the law, estate planning was once a lawyer-only endeavor—folks were expected to pay lawyers to draw up their wills or trusts. These days, however, DIY estate planning is common and growing. And thanks to the Internet, it’s easier than ever to access sound legal tools that you can use to plan your estate without a lawyer. The Early Do-It-Yourselfers Perhaps the first foray into do-it-yourself estate planning began in 1965 with Norman Dacey‘s How to Avoid…

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