A good estate plan should pay for itself in terms of the expenses it will avoid for you. After discussing your situation with you, we can provide you with a solid estimate of cost and explain the money it will save you. If you don't think you can afford a complex estate plan now, start with what you can
afford. For a young family or single adult, that may mean a will with guardian and trustee provisions for minor children, term life insurance, and powers of attorney for your assets and health care decisions. Then, let your planning develop and expand as your needs change and your financial situation improves. Don't try to do this yourself to save money. Just because you can find a form on the internet does not mean that you have the knowledge and experience to properly use it and tailor it to your specific situation. A simple mistake in your estate plan can have devastating and expensive consequences far beyond the few dollars you save by attempting to do it yourself. An experienced attorney will be able to provide critical guidance and peace of mind that your documents are prepared properly and can probably provide you with payments terms that can fit your budget.