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There are good alternatives to LegalZoom. Documents are simple. Wisdom is harder to come. Consult with a knowledgeable and experienced estate planning or elder law attorney. Or consult with the either the Elderly Clinic or Self-Help Center at the Southern Illinois University School of Law.

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LegalZoom is Not the Answer


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4/18/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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LegalZoom LogoI recently had an opportunity to check out some LegalZoom documents. 

The documents look "legal.”  They are fairly simplistic from a technical perspective.  But they will not work for what I or one of my elder law attorney colleagues would do.  They do not cover everything that needs to be covered.  The documents will not protecting a client's home and other assets in the event a client should need care in a nursing home.

Moreover because LegalZoom trusts are revocable, everything put into the trust are subject to a "spend-down" in the event there is a need for nursing home care.

LegalZoom provides documents.  But law is far more than the preparation of documents.  Documents are simple.  Wisdom is harder to come.

To read my article on LegalZoom, go to: http://www.habigerelderlaw.com/library/why-legalzoom-is-not-the-answer.cfm



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