Interviewer: We are talking with Whitney Pacey of Cholewka Law. One of the questions I want to ask you is what mistakes do people make in estate planning? In other words, is do it yourself a good thing or a bad thing?
Whitney Pacey: Honestly, Suzie Orman and Legal Zoom cause more problems in estate planning than almost anything else. In most cases, people would be better off having no estate plan than having one of their estate plans. The biggest problem is that they claim that those products are state specific, which they are not.
When things aren’t written correctly that means your family’s probably going to end up in court trying to negotiate through the paperwork and trying to make sense out of things that are not legally correct for our state.