The above line is one of the most often quoted statements we hear from our clients. Once a client realizes that it is in his or her best interest to have a new will executed, a client will often tell us, "All I need is a simple will."
Generally, what that statement means is that the client feels that his or her estate is small enough that it will not be affected by state or federal estate taxes.
Determining whether or not there are any tax liabilities that you should be aware of is one of the responsibilities placed upon us as your attorneys. However, even in those estates where there is no state or federal estate tax liability, we have found that our "will clients" generally require more than just the drafting of a death document. For that reason, we offer a service which we refer to as Simple Estate Planning.