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Should you use online legal document services?

Should you use online legal document services?  In 2014, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a will drafted with online legal document company E-Z Legal Form did not say who should get property not specifically listed in the will.  Instead, the will only specifically left everything to a sister, then a brother.  The Court also ruled that a handwritten note written and signed by the decedent was unenforceable under Florida law.  Therefore, all property owned by the decedent passed to the decedent’s nieces, although neither of them were named in the will.  While the will and handwritten note appeared to favor leaving everything to her brother in this particular situation, the Court was forced to resort to the Florida intestate statute to determine who was to receive all property not listed in her will.  One of the justices commented that this case of using pre-printed forms and drafting a will without legal assistance “penny-wise and pound-foolish.”  See the opinion and a related article:

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Daniel F. Gigiano is licensed to practice law in Ohio only.  This blog post is not meant as a commentary or interpretation of Florida law.  It is simply to inform Ohio citizens to ask themselves “should you use online legal document services?”  Attorney Gigiano is a Medina County estate planning attorney in Wadsworth, Ohio.  Attorney Gigiano is your Medina County Lawyer, Summit County Lawyer and Wayne County Lawyer.  If you have questions about this or other questions you need answered by an experienced Wadsworth Medicaid lawyer in Medina County or a Medina County probate lawyer in Wadsworth, please call Attorney Daniel F. Gigiano at 330-336-3330.