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I can not recommend any software for you. However, I strongly recommend
that you hire an attorney whom others have recommended, and gladly pay
The purpose of a will is to fulfill your wishes after your death.
Probate courts are often run by judges who will impose their flawed
ideological agenda on the estates of the deceased, if their will is not
air tight. Furthermore, the state legislatures continue to obfuscate
probate law to work against the wishes of the deceased. It's not enough
that all of the "Is" are dotted and all of the "Ts" are crossed in a
will. Your will must be rock solid. An incompetent probate judge will
(figuratively) tear a home made will to pieces. This leaves some of
your heirs with much less than you intended, and some with more than you
intended. The purpose of the will is not to be fair to the heirs
according to their definition of fairness. It is to represent your
wishes. Often, probate judges impose their definition of fairness on an
estate, in direct violation of the will. The disposition of my estate
is far too important to me to trust myself to creating a will. I'll
gladly spend the money on an attorney who knows what s/he is doing and
can properly represent my interests.
I have first hand experience with an incompetent probate judge who did
not fulfill the deceased wishes as expressed in the will. The will was
written by an attorney who was the son of an attorney who was a friend
of the deceased. He could have, and should have, done a better job
writing the will. The deceased should have looked beyond friendship
when he sought an attorney to write his will. This happened four ***
years ago, and some of the heirs are still sore about it.
I strongly recommend that you reconsider writing this will.
Markets, not mandates and mob rule.
Consent, not coercion.