A will is not a good do-it-yourself project. The cost of working around a minor mistake in a will can far exceed the cost of having a will properly prepared by an attorney.
Nevertheless, will kits and forms are widely available on the Internet, in bookstores, office supply stores, and other places. People can be attracted to these products by their apparent simplicity and low cost, but it’s important to use them with caution. Always have an attorney review any will that you prepare yourself.
Some disadvantages of generic will kits and forms:
To understand the importance of getting legal help in writing a will, see Prepare Your Estate Plan Case Study 3: The Disadvantages of Writing Your Own Will.