Professor Beyer over at the Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog links to an article in L.A. Times titled, Wrangling over Michael Jackson’s Estate could revive sales of online wills.
While it is a good thing for people who have no estate planning documents to take steps to get them done, an online will is not the right way to do it. I’m afraid that too many people will order these online wills and then either not execute them properly, which would cause them to be invalid; or they will put improper devises in them.
If you do not have your estate planning documents done, please see an attorney. The pain and suffering that your loved ones will encounter after your death if you have an invalid will is not worth the few hundred dollars you might save while you are alive.