What is a Will?
A Will is a document in which you designate (1) the person who will care for your minor children (their “Guardian”) in case both their parents are dead; (2) who will get your money and other valuables upon your death; and (3) the person who will pay your debts and distribute your assets (your “Executor”). Your Will signing must be witnessed by two persons (who are not named in your Will) for your Will to be legally enforceable.
What does a Will usually cost?
Most lawyers charge several hundred dollars to consult with you about your wishes, prepare a Will, and provide witnesses for the signing.
What is your Process?
You pick a signing workshop date on the calendar below, then complete our online interview (you will receive an email with a link to it). Come to our office on the workshop date, review your documents with Attorney Donald H. Sienkiewicz, and get your questions answered. Attorney Sienkiewicz will also explain how guardianship, probate, Wills and Trusts actually work when someone dies. At the end of the workshop, you will sign your Will, and we will witness it so that your wishes will be honored by the courts. You take your Will home with you.
What if I have more questions, or want to make changes, after I sign my Will?
For a year after your signing workshop, you can ask the Attorney questions about estate planning by email or scheduled phone/video call, for no additional cost. Also, our office will make simple changes to your Will, like adding the name of a new child, or changing your Guardian or Executor, at no additional cost.
How much does it cost?
We will charge you $200 per single parent, or $300 per married couple, at the end of the signing workshop, and only if you are satisfied with your Will.
(Don’t be afraid when you see the “Pay Now” button – our payment processor, Stripe, requires us to run your card for one dollar now – if you’re not happy with your Will, we’ll refund that, too!)