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Get a Will at Walmart? Just DON'T do it.


If you are reading this, then you probably know there are several services that allow you to purchase and download a form you can fill out to create a will. While doing that is cheaper than going to an estate planning attorney, it is also risky.

If the form is not correct or if you do not fill it out correctly, then chances are it will be very expensive for your family to handle your estate in probate and your wishes regarding what happens to your property might not be followed.

In some places, there is now an intermediate option between a downloadable form and an estate planning attorney according to KY3 News in "Now get a divorce, other legal services at Walmart."

Wills and other legal services are now available at three Walmart locations in Missouri. The company behind these new services, The Law Store, hopes to offer the services nationwide eventually.

It is not clear how good the wills are that are being made available, so they should not be dismissed out of hand.

However, the best way to get a will or other estate planning documents is still to contact an estate planning attorney directly. It may cost more now, but it will save money in the long run.

Reference: KY3 News (Oct. 14, 2016) "Now get a divorce, other legal services at Walmart."

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