If you are contemplating saving money by creating your own will, you should consider the risks that you are taking by doing so. Creating your own estate planning documents may be cheaper, but a simple mistake may cost you and your loved ones a lot more in the long run.

Here are three reasons you shouldn’t risk this type of estate planning:

* Not Tailored to Where You Live: “Do-It-Yourself” are not usually drafted to be “state specific. . Each state has its own laws and regulations, which change on a regular basis. If you file a legal document that does not conform to your state’s regulations the document(s) could be rendered null and void.

* Doesn’t Consider Specific Circumstances: Let’s face it, your affairs are more complex than you think. Everyone has their own complex family dynamics to take into consideration when writing a will. It doesn’t matter the size of the estate, you want to have more control over your wishes and ensure that they are adhered to.

* Cannot Advise You On Your Concerns: “Do-It-Yourself” services and templates do not come with legal advice if something isn’t clear. They can often give you a false sense of security, even if something isn’t clear. Creating a will is not as simple as it seems. There is no substitute for proper, professional advice from someone who is qualified.

Hiring an experienced attorney to help you write an estate plan is the best decision you could make for you and your loved ones. We at Thornton Law Firm are well versed in this area and would be honored to help you write out your personalized plan. Let us help you have the peace of mind you deserve by knowing that your loved ones will be taken care of without the added stress of legal issues.