A professional can help you know the difference between knowledge and false ideas.
We are not experts on everything. However, one of the areas where many people are often wrong about a subject is estate planning, according to TCPalm in "Misconceptions about wills and trusts."
The article mentions several things people are often wrong about when it comes to estate planning. What is specifically mentioned in the article, however, is not as important as understanding that you are probably wrong about estate planning.
You might not be wrong about everything that has to do with estate planning, but you are almost certainly wrong about more things than you think you are.
This suggests that you should not do your own estate planning.
You are wrong about some aspects of estate planning and you do not even know which aspects you are wrong about.
Consequently, you should seek out people who are experts in estate planning and those people are estate planning attorneys.
An estate planning attorney can guide you in creating an estate plan that fits your unique circumstances.
Reference: TCPalm (June 16, 2017) "Misconceptions about wills and trusts."