So, the latest client to be named executor in a will drafted using an online estate planning service comes into my office. Within a few minutes, I have to tell him the bad news: the will wasn't properly signed, which means we need to find the witnesses and have them come testify in court. More bad news: nobody knows who the witnesses were or where they are now. Even more bad news: because the will was so poorly drafted by his dad, who wasn't a lawyer and had no reason to know how to properly draft dispositive provisions (the part that says who gets what), it's going to be difficult to uphold if anybody complains about it.
Musings, observations, the occasional whineage and some funny stuff.