I’ve talked about doing your will yourself many times before, and I always start by saying I’m biased in this regard, because I am. I draft wills for a living, so I obviously am going to recommend getting a lawyer to draft your will instead of doing it yourself.
But don’t take my word for it. Check out this article from The New York Times. Will preparation programs seem like the best new thing, but as the author notes, you don’t know what you don’t know, and the kits are quite simply not good enough.
It’s important to have a will. It’s equally important to have a good one.