Would you believe the answer to this is no?
And it could be disastrous.
Let’s say you choose an attorney who doesn’t keep a copy of all the documents and something happens to you.
Even though your family knows you went to an estate planning attorney, if they can’t find the documents, they’re just not going to have a copy for you.
This would be just as bad as if you never had a will or did any estate planning. We think it’s inexcusable. But unfortunately it happens more often than you would think.
That’s just one of the reasons why The Law Offices of Shane Smith keeps an original copy of every document, so we can provide them if the family needs us to.