I don’t know. I have not assessed those products and would imagine they can work in the right situation.
When clients ask me to prepare a will, I focus on the client’s needs and I call it an estate plan. There are many factors in preparing each client’s estate plan.
Typically, a basic plan will include a will, durable power of attorney, health care proxy, HIPAA release form and advance directive which is also a living will. Depending on one’s assets, family and estate tax situation, the plan might also include revocable or irrevocable trusts, emergency guardianship designations, homestead declaration, life insurance trusts or pet trusts.
Estate planning not only involves the creation of the proper documents, but also involves how one holds the title to their assets such as real estate and financial accounts. The proper beneficiary designations on your retirement accounts and your financial products, such as life, property and casualty insurance, are crucial to the effective implementation of an estate plan.
Wills and these other documents affect real legal rights and interests. For some, an online service could be equally effective. For most, they need a legal professional to determine the most effective plan.