Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 10, NO. 2 / FEBRUARY 1984 / PAGE 246

Wills. (evaluation) Susan Glinert-Cole.

Wills is all question and answer; it asks a question and you type in the reply. It starts off with name, residence, marital status, and progeny, queries you as to any special bequests, executors, and if you want to be cremated if you have no burial plans on tap. There are about 60 questions in all, and the entire process takes about 15 minutes. After all the entries are complete, you are given instructions for printing out as many copies as you like. The will so generated is output with your responses embedded within the appropriate legal jargon in a form ready to sign (or suitable for framing ... your choice).

It is a well done program as far as it goes; if you have complex estate planning though, it won't substitute for a good lawyer. It does have one irritating feature. If, after the will is printed you discover that you spelled the name of your husband wrong, you can't go in and change it directly; you must type the whole thing in again. There is a file generated on the disk containing your replies, but there doesn't seem to be any way to rerun the program with a specific reply file.

Products: Lassen Software Wills (computer program)