I am about to spend $300 for a will and power of attorney concerning my father. (WA State). Someone told me to just have him write a living will and have it notarized and witnessed and filed at the courthouse and save $300. He has a modest home. Do you recommend the attorney route or is it just as good to do-it-yourself? and where would you file it?
1 Answer from Attorneys
As the saying goes, "Pay me now or pay me later."
One of my first cases years ago concerned a "subject to" clause in a real estate contract that had been drafted by the real estate agent who thought he knew what he was doing. A simple lawyer consultation would have saved my client a lot of attorneys fees and grief in litigation.
You should use the attorney. The price is decent. And, BTW, a will and a living will are two separate things.