The so-called "simple" will is by far the most common type of will drafted by the attorney. In jest it has been said to be that legal instrument requested by the newly retired business man who wishes to "place his house in order" prior to an extended vacation. Double-parked in front of his attorney's office, he wants the will drafted "instanter" so that he can start his trip with "peace of mind." In fact, seldom does a client suggest that his estate problem requires anything more than a "simple will." In truth, however, no properly drafted will can properly be designated as "simple."
Ellis V. Rippner, Drafting of the Simple Will, 8 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 320 (1959)