Simply put, estate planning answer the question of what happens to "your stuff" after you die.
Why do you go to a doctor?
Why do you go to a dentist?
I'm guessing it's because you think they have certain knowledge and skills that you do not have. They probably do. That's how the world works.
Speaking for myself, I do not know how to fix a cavity or perform a root canal. Or how to set a broken bone, diagnose a sick person or any of the other things doctors do.
I hire people who know about these things to help me when I have these problems.
You should too.
This is an option.
If all you care about is price then it's a great option.
If you care about personal service then it is not.
Here's what I mean:
Let's say you buy a Will through a website because they have a really low price.
Now it's four years later and you have a question.
Who are you going to call? The website?
Do they even offer that service? I do.
My estate planning clients are always free to call with follow-up questions at any time.
Will the website be around in four years? I will!
Even if I'm not you can always find another attorney!
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The same reason you would hire any other professional. Chances are, we've seen and handled your situation before and know how to help you!