FAQ: Why does it cost so much?
The process is relatively easy and inexpensive when you consider the end cost emotionally and financially of not doing it.
Breaking this down by a minimum every 5 year review, you are looking at $1.21 per day. That is less than the cost of a cup of cruddy convenience store coffee.
Really, less than a cup of cruddy convenience store coffee every day.
You are getting a well thorough, custom, individualized plan you can trust. Not a “box” plan from the office supply store or online.
There is something to the saying “you get what you pay for.” Lisa did an online will but did not get part of it notarized. This could have caused a big problem later if it was not caught during other work being done. The overall cost would have been much greater than having a custom plan done.
Asset transfers will add to the base price. Any Supplemental Needs Trusts will add to the price.
If the attorney has to go to your location, then travel time at the hourly rate will typically be added.
Finally, don’t expect bargain prices if you just need a single document. An attorney, like a CPA or doctor’s office, has an overhead to open the file, make notes, do the work, and close the file.