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POSTERS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES
on October 31, 2006
How sad when a group of people who do not know how to read the directions or work a computer can post negative comments about one of the best will and trust programs out there. I bought the program after I read the review in PC WORLD comapring other Will & Trust kits and they said Suze Orman's Will and Trust Kit is not only a great value, but the easiest of the three will-preparation packages. By the way the kit allows for multi-user use so not only did I create my own documents for my wife and I but then I gave the CD to my brother and he downloaded it in his computer to create his and his wife's documents. If you need to make a change -- updating couldn't be easier -- when my son was born I simply updated the information in my will by added him as a beneficiary and printed out a new will -- now my whole family is protected. None of us experienced any printing problems and by the way I use a mac and they use PCs.
Below is what PC World said about Suze's kit, (the aritcle is still on PC world website if you want to read the entire text comparing all the kits on the market): "For just $13.50, Suze Orman's Will and Trust Kit is not only a great value, but the easiest of the three will-preparation packages I tried. With the same demonstrative and instructional tone she uses on her PBS television shows, Orman provides audio voice-overs at just about every step. Sometimes they are annoyingly dumbed-down but, for the most part, they help to explain exactly what you are filling in on each page of the legal form--and why.When a more detailed legal explanation is needed, Dobrovolny, Orman's attorney, chimes in. The actual grunt work in creating a living will and health care directive for the user amounts to filling in personal data and selecting one of the choices for the different possible scenarios should you require life support.After the interview process (and the context-sensitive audio makes you feel like you've been in an actual rather than virtual interview), your document can be previewed and printed out for witness signatures. Wills, revocable trusts, and power of attorney must-have documents also are included, as are links to request personal documentation such as birth and death certificates, Social Security statements, and military records. Suze Orman's Will and Trust Kit requires an Internet connection to work properly.Time needed to create a living will: 20 minutes."
By the way I live in NY state and took the will I created with Suze's kit and showed it to a friend of mine whom is a lawyer and he said it was one of the best wills he has seen from a self-help program. He was impressed that it included for NY state a WIll affidavit while not required to make the will valid in New York, he thought it was an excellent idea to sign one when executing a will. It can greatly reduce the difficulty associated with probating the Will when the time comes.
And for the poster whom complained about an issue with a notary in NY state; the reason you could not get a NY notary to sign your will is that your will is NOT supposed to be notoraized just the will affidavit. Did you not read the instructions that came with kit? It is very clear what needs to be witnessed and what needs to be notarized -- it even shows you where to sign. They even tell you what to do in the audio, this is what the audio instructions in the kit say: "You're now ready to date and sign the will. Before you do so, however, you need to assemble your witnesses. Look carefully at the form you have. Some states require the witnesses to sign an affidavit in order to prevent them from having to appear in court after you die. If that is the case, you will need to take your witnesses to do the signing in front of a notary. Please note that some banks, although they do have notaries, do not allow the notaries to act as witnesses to the wills. So before you make that trip down to the bank with your witnesses all ready to sign, call ahead to and make sure the notary will, in fact, notarize the wills."
Suze has does everything to protect you, give you the best documents for less than three Starbucks coffees and all you know how to do is complain. What is a matter with all of you you should be ashamed of yourselves.