This pertains to US Law.
Writing a will is tricky business, fraught with pitfalls for the unwary and the untrained. To be certain that your will will stand up legally and that your property is disposed off according to your wishes, it is essential that you have an attorney draw up your will and testament.
A good lawyer will do far more than simply write your will, as if taking dictation with embellishmens. He will help you prepare an itemized and serialized list of your real and personal property and other assets so that you can determine what your worth is. He will advise you about the legal requirements for disposal through will which you may not be aware of. He will explain the dangers of certain provisions which you may want to include. He will shape the will in a manner that takes advantage of the current estate for the greatest benefit to your family. He will shape the will in a manner that takes advantage of current estate tax provisions so that your estate will not find that because of oversights it has to pay more than the minimum amounts of taxes required.