Everybody knows about legalzoom.com and other legal document drafting companies. They create wills, powers of attorney, living wills and even trusts. They may actually work out fine for you and your loved ones… we will find out after you die.
Another similar option is the California statutory will. It’s something not a lot of people know about. It’s basically a fill in the blank will that is laid out in the California Probate Code. The relevant sections are pasted below for your reference.
I would not use any of these as your final plan but rather as a temporary fix until you can get a proper attorney drafted document. As stated above it may work out just fine. As a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law I am much more comfortable with an attorney dra