What is the average cost for making a will?


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The average cost to make a will is about $375 as of 2015, according to Legal Zoom. This cost typically covers one meeting with the attorney drawing up the will plus the document itself. Additional documents, such as a power of attorney, raise the cost.

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Do-it-yourself will kits are available for as little as $10, but using one creates the risk that the forms in the kit don't meet a given state's laws or don't address the testator's needs and wishes, notes Legal Zoom. Attorneys are typically willing to review a do-it-yourself will for an hourly rate that ranges from $100 to $600. Adding additional estate documents such as a living will, trusts, or powers of attorney for finances or health care adds to the costs.

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