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Can you write your Will using ChatGBT?

Hey there! Are you considering using ChatGPT, or another chatbot, to write your will (As if writing your own will wasn't already a bad idea)? Well, let me tell you why that might not be the best idea.

I always get asked "Can you write your Will using ChatGBT?" If you don't know what ChatGPT is it is a language model developed by OpenAI, designed to generate human-like text. It can be used to answer questions, generate creative writing, or perform various language-related tasks. In recent years, chatbots have become increasingly popular as a means of providing quick and convenient access to information. However, while they can be useful for everyday purposes, they are not always suitable for more complex or sensitive tasks, such as writing a will.

How does ChatGPT know all the legal info?

a robot defending it's self in court after writing a bad will

First of all, ChatGPT is just a machine trained on lots of text, so it doesn't have a full understanding of the law. It might not know all the little legal details that are specific to your area, and that could spell trouble for you down the road.

Secondly, ChatGPT doesn't always have the most up-to-date information. It's like asking your great-grandmother for the latest celebrity gossip - she might try her best, but she's just not going to have the goods. So, relying on ChatGPT for legal information could mean you end up with a will that's not entirely accurate.

a chatbot offering limited personal advise for a farnborough resident

Thirdly, writing a will should be a personal experience. It should reflect your unique circumstances and desires. But let's be real, ChatGPT can't listen to your life story, and understand what you want in the way that a human will writer can.

Fourthly, ChatGPT is just a computer program. It doesn't have the ability to think critically or make human judgements. So, it might not catch those pesky little mistakes that a real-life will writer would pick up on.

a chatbot defending its poor will writing advise in a farnborough court

Lastly, ChatGPT can't speak up for you. If any disputes arise after you've passed, your loved ones might be left to fend for themselves. And nobody wants that!

So, my friend, while ChatGPT might seem like a convenient option, it's just not equipped to handle the important task of writing your will. It's always better to seek the advice of a professional will writer who can give you personalised attention. Trust me, you'll sleep better at night knowing your will is in good hands.

If you’re looking to write your will or lasting power of attorney book an appointment with Joshua Young. I am A Will Writer covering Farnborough, Basingstoke, Camberley, Aldershot and the surrounding areas.


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