The dangers of online legal services are no different than any online transaction. Like buying anything on the web, the quality of the product is directly related to the quality of the business offering the service. TexasWills.com is not just an internet business. This site is a service of The Cockrell Law Firm. When you get your last will and testament from TexasWills.com, you benefit from the same experience and knowledge as our “in-office” clients.
The real difference between our “online wills” and those offered by LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer, is that their last wills and testaments and powers of attorney are not drafted by attorneys. In fact, despite their names, those companies are not lawyers or law firms. Their product is no more than a do-it-yourself form.
Is there a difference? Absolutely. After helping hundreds of families through the probate process, we have seen time and again the issues and troubles that do-it-yourself wills can cause for those left behind. Just like any legal document, your last will and testament should be drafted by attorneys familiar with the Estates Code and other related Texas laws.
What you get with TexasWills.com is an attorney-drafted will completed with the guidance of actual legal advice. LegalZoom and other sites state plainly in their disclaimer that they do not offer legal advice or attorney-drafted documents — at least not without an added fee to an attorney outside their company.
What We Offer
Consultation — We have reduced to writing the most common elements and necessary basics our attorney shares with clients who come to meet with us at our offices.
Advice — If you decide to enter into a client relationship with us, you will have access to more specific advice based on our years of legal experience. Our email inbox is always open to our clients
Representation — If based on our advice, you request our services through this online consultation, we will be honored to represent you in preparing these life-planning documents online. However, if through the online interaction, we or you determine that this is not the right fit, we will be happy to meet with you in person or refer you to a lawyer in your area of Texas to meet your legal needs.