Eric Rakowski Believes Do-It-Yourself Wills are Fine in Straightforward Cases

Los Angeles Times, July 14, 2009 by David Colker,0,266613.story

“Let’s say you are happily married, 30 years old, and have two kids, and all you want to do is leave everything to your spouse, and if he or she goes first, then to the kids,” said Eric Rakowski, a UC Berkeley law professor who teaches wills and trusts. “Then it would probably be OK to use forms. But there are risks.”