Will-O-Matic System featured in Edmonton Journal
Many thanks go out to Elizabeth Withey of the Edmonton Journal for mentioning our new Will-O-Matic system. Here’s her article and the part that talks about us:
Elizabeth Withey, “Take a Horsey ride into the mind of modern-day fatherhood”, Edmonton Journal (7 February 2012), F1.
Over Christmas, I wrote about how important it is that parents with young children have a will. The column prompted an email from Michael Carabash, a Toronto lawyer who wants to make legal services more accessible to Canadians, digitally.
Many parents can’t afford to pay $500 to have a lawyer draw up their will, and that’s where dynamiclawyers.com comes in.
The website offers lawyerprepared, customizable legal forms for cheap, including a new online willmaking system, Will-O-Matic.
Carabash got shut down on CBC’s Dragon’s Den last year; the Dragons said his valuation was too high and he was just there to promo his website. But Will-O-Matic may prove a cheaper alternative for will-seekers. The software can create wills for residents in most Canadian provinces, including Alberta, at a cost of $97 per person.
I’m not endorsing the website, and I’m sure lawyers will argue it’s still better to get in-person services. But clearly there’s a market: Carabash has already sold more than 2,700 vouchers through daily-deal websites since Will-O-Matic’s Jan. 1 launch.