#RichLifeLawyer Show 018: How Long Does it Take to Get a Will?

How Long Does it Take to Get a Will?

Today’s show definitely falls into that “frequently asked questions” category so I wanted to make sure I took the time to answer it.

Many people understand the usual course of putting together estate planning documents, including:

  • Initial consultation;
  • Information gathering;
  • Document creation;
  • Document review;
  • Document editing; and
  • Document execution (signing).

And most people think this is something that’s going to take forever to put together.

But not here. I’ve taken a lot of time to reduce inefficiencies, create a process around estate planning, and committing to following up with my clients, making our timelines significantly shorter than other attorneys.

To find out how long that is, watch the show below!


Christopher Small

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Christopher Small is a Kirkland estate planning attorney who helps people get rich and live forever. He is also the owner of CMS Law Firm LLC.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Will Transcript

Hey everybody welcome to episode eighteen of The Rich Life Lawyer Show. I’m your host Christopher Small here with you as always excited to talk to you today about how long it takes to put together a will. It’s a question that we’re often asking. It’s a question that often holds people up and so I want to just kind of break it down for you real quick. The simplest answer is at least in my office. The amount time it takes to get a will done really depends on you and how quick you are to return or get the information to me that I need to put together the documents. In most cases, put together a simple will is pretty straightforward.

You need identify who you want your stuff to go to. Who you want your power of attorney and your back up power of attorney to be. Who you want your medical power of attorney and backup to be if you have one. And if you have kids who you want your guardian to be and who the back up to be. If you just get that information to me, I can put together a will for you pretty quickly. The problem is although there are a small number of choices some of those choices carry a lot of weight. You know we’ve already talked about choosing a guardian and there’s a lot of impact that power of attorney can have and medical power of attorney.

So the quicker you get it to me the quicker we can do it typically it’s between two and four weeks and you know people would have faster timelines, you know if you have vacation coming up if you have some something coming up then you want to make sure it gets taken care of then it usually goes faster and if you don’t, sometimes it takes longer. But when you sign up with us you know my number one priority is making sure you actually get these documents done. Not that you signed up them and never do them. So what we want to do is we’ll follow up with you every week. We’d just keep checking in, checking in, checking in until it finally gets put to the top of your to do list or until you get so annoyed with us that you send us the information just so that we can get it done.

We don’t care as long as we serve you. So that’s it, you know it’s pretty simple. The simple will, that’s where I want everyone to start. It’s critical and important to not just creating a legacy and living a rich life but to making sure that you personally are taken care of if anything happens to you that should disable you or leave you incapacitated for some reason. All right so once again, I’m Christopher Small of CMS Law Firm. This is The Rich Life Lawyer Show episode eighteen. I’m glad you could be part of it.