By Lorie Burch, Owner & Founding Attorney of Burch Law
Hi, Lorie Burch here, your go to Wills & Trusts attorney. Now, you may have heard about the dangers of generic online Will programs and do it yourself kits, and, trust me, they are awful. But I get that one of the biggest reasons people are drawn to this stuff is the shear convenience. So what if I told you to sit back and imagine you could wave a magic wand and be able to get the convenience of answering a few question online AND get Wills and powers of attorney drafted and reviewed by experienced, Texas attorneys without leaving the comfort of your own home? Maybe while wearing your jammies. Well, friends, you CAN have your cake and eat it too, because we have spent 100s of hours developing a one of a kind, exclusive, customized Burch Law online Will app!
So you may be thinking, Lorie, how does this work! Well, I’m about to tell you!
First, one of the many draw backs to online forms and Will kits is that they aren’t specific to Texas, even if they say valid in all states, and they aren’t designed by experienced Texas attorneys. On the other hand, the Burch Law Online Will App is for Texans by Texans! You start by filling out a 12 to 13 part questionnaire online that takes most people less than 15 minutes. There is also a brief optional video tutorial if you need some extra help with filling out the questions.
Once you’ve hit submit, we can quickly turn around drafts of your documents after we’ve reviewed your answers. After you’ve received your drafts, you have the option to set up a virtual consultation or you can submit questions and changes, which is something those generic online Will forms do not provide. Even the ones that claim you can speak to one of their attorneys, connects you to people who often don’t have any experience or knowledge when it comes to this type of planning. That is frightening! At Burch Law we have decades of experience specifically in Wills, trusts, estate planning, and probate.
The final step once you are satisfied with your drafts is to ensure they get signed, witnessed, and notarized properly, otherwise they aren’t valid, which means you have NO legal plan! This is one of the biggest issues I see with generic online forms, Will kits, and even some attorneys. They do nothing to help you get these documents signed properly so that they actually work! At Burch Law, we provide an efficient in office signing of your paperwork where we provide the witnesses and notary. If you choose to arrange your own witnesses and notary, we will provide you detailed instructions and will review your signed documents to ensure there are no issues before it’s too late or (before you need them)!
Your family and loved ones deserve to have your Will and estate planning done by experienced Texas attorneys so they aren’t left with a mess. And the Burch Law Online Will App is a game changer where you can have the convenience of getting started online without sacrificing the legal expertise you need.
Recently we had a client who was in hospice and was given days to live. Her sister was able to walk her through the Online Will App within minutes. The same day we quickly reviewed and got her a final draft with instructions to sign. Sadly, she passed a few days later. But her family has the comfort that she has a validly signed Will that will make taking care of her affairs and her children, so much easier, quicker, and less expensively. WHEN THEY NEED IT MOST.
That’s why we do what we do and why we worked tirelessly to create this Online Will App experience to give you the best of both worlds. We know you’re busy, so let us make this easy for you! Click the link provided or go to onlinewill.app to get started today! Or contact us to find out more information!
Let’s get this off your to-do list, because if you don’t have a Will, the state of Texas has one for you!