Is using LegalZoom to make a will perfectly legal in my state (Oregon)? My father-in-law is a (will and trust) attorney in Illinois, and when I asked him, he said, “See an attorney in Oregon.” We had a will done in Washington ($600) and don’t want to spend another $600 for the same (simple) thing in Oregon. Can you please give me the skinny on this?
I can make $600 or more making a will for people, but I never do. I always say, just go to LegalZoom, and if you have any questions, call me when you are on the site. No one ever calls me, they just thank me.
It’s understandable why many lawyers don’t like this scenario, but I’m a lawyer, and I do. It’s good for everyone.
Check out the Sammy Davis Jr. Estate ruling for more info on the validity of LegalZoom wills.
If it’s good enough for the Rat Pack…
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