How Much Do You Charge for a Will?
If you came to this page to find out how much it will cost for Voyant Legal to prepare your will, or if you are considering calling us (or any other attorney) to ask, “How much do you charge for a will?”
Stop. You are asking the wrong question.
The question you need to ask is “What do I need to have in place to ensure that my family and my assets are cared for the way I want?” Many people make their estate planning decisions solely based upon what the process is going to cost them. Sometimes, that may be the right criteria. Most of the time it’s not. The problem is you don’t know what you don’t know.
Estate Planning Attorneys Who Have Your Back
There are various ways to create your last will and testament, and some are very affordable. We spend an entire lifetime managing our finances and building a legacy. When you get on the internet to download a template for a will or fill out scanned documents from a book or Do-it-yourself kit, you likely don’t understand the legal ramifications of what you are actually setting in motion. The reality is that you will not be around to see the end result, because if the unthinkable happens, it will not be you but your family who is left holding the bag.
If issues arise in executing your DIY last will and testament, these issues will likely result in unnecessary and expensive public probate, loss of sovereignty, legal fees for guardianships and conservatorships, not to mention family conflict. When you hire Voyant Legal, you’re not paying for documents. You are hiring our legal guidance throughout your lifetime. You are selecting estate planning lawyers who will be there for your loved ones during that difficult time when you can’t be.
A Different Mindset About Your Will or Trust
When you hire us, you are not renting an estate planning lawyer’s time. You are gaining access to the minds and hearts of our experienced, compassionate attorneys. You are hiring a legal ally who will help you get your affairs in order and keep them in order through the passage of time as well as through the inevitable changes in law and tax policies that will take place throughout the duration of the rest of your life.
When you call us and ask, “How much for a Will?” we can’t give you an answer because we don’t even know if that’s what you need. Maybe a basic Will would suffice for your family, but maybe it won’t. So we can’t answer that question, because we don’t charge our clients for Wills. We charge them for advice, guidance, counsel and support.
The Will? It’s free.
Voyant Legal’s Estate Planning Process
Our estate planning process begins with a Legacy Planning Session. Before this session, you will receive a packet of information with some detailed questionnaires for you to complete to ensure that your time with us can be effective and maximally beneficial. Whether or not we ever write a Will (or any other documents) for you, we want every interaction that you have with Voyant Legal to be extremely valuable to you.
At your Legacy Planning Session, we’ll invest our time together exploring your life and looking at what would happen to your family and your assets if anything happens to you. We strive to ensure that you feel cared for, heard, informed, educated, and empowered to make wise estate planning decisions for the people and things that matter most in your life. If, after we spend that time together, it turns out you need a Will or any other type of legal planning, it will be because we came to that conclusion together.
Then, we will offer you estate planning packages that encompass different options for taking care of your estate the way you want.
Getting to the Right Questions About Your Will
Simply asking, “What do you charge for a Will?” does not get you where you need to go to make smart and loving decisions for your family or beneficiaries. A far more powerful question to begin with is “What do I need to do to make things as easy as possible for my family if something were to happen to me?”
If you want the answer to that question, then we look forward to hearing from you.