How to make your estate plan

by the Rocket Lawyer Editorial Team

Everyone should have a Will, yet plenty of Americans have excuses for why they don't have one. Some think it’s too expensive, some worry that they don’t have a lawyer to help them, and a full 55% say they just plain haven’t gotten around to it yet. All of that’s understandable, of course: most people worry that dealing with lawyers and creating legal documents is going to be time-consuming, stressful, and expensive.

It doesn’t have to be.

By educating yourself up front and understanding how an estate plan works, you can save yourself a ton of time. And by creating your estate plan online, you can save yourself a lot of money. We can help.

In this guide, we’ll cover the entire estate planning process, from writing a Will to how to distribute your plan to your family and doctors. We’ll let you know how each document works and help you decide what’s right for you. And whether it’s avoiding probate, bequeathing a family home to your children, or making sure your doctor knows your last wishes, we’ll help you understand how to make your estate plan do exactly what you want it to.

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