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With Gentreo, you can create your state-specific Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, and Pet Power of Attorney and store these documents in an easily accessible Family Digital Vault that you can share with your family members.

December 7, 2020 — Experts hear stories about couples failing to create an estate plan all the time, even as a deadly pandemic continues to raise awareness about the importance of estate planning. “People often underestimate how much it will cost if they don’t plan,” says Renee Fry, founder of Gentreo, an online estate-planning company.

November 11, 2020 — For a complete estate planning service that is customizable to your exact situation, Gentreo offers a way to create, store and share your estate plan. If you have a blended family, specific gifts or distinct wishes for a pet, the site walks you through the details of sorting out your preferences and making a will that suits your needs. 

August 13, 2020 — Companies that help consumers execute online wills, including big players such as Legal Zoom and Quicken Will Maker as well as smaller startups like Trust & Will and Cake, have seen a surge in customers. One newer online trust and estate company, Gentreo, says business is up 223 percent over the past two months.

August 13, 2020 — Gentreo, a startup founded by three women aiming to automate estate planning, is one of the startups already signed on to work with Qubic. One of the three co-founders is a Quincy resident, and Mary D’Souza, another founder, said O’Keefe and Cain’s connections in the city have already helped make valuable introductions and get the company’s foot in the door. “We’re really fortunate at this stage in the game to have Qubic and the support they’re able to offer,” D’Souza said.

May 12, 2020 — “COVID is a wake up call,” said Renee Fry, CEO of Gentreo, an online-estate planning platform. “People are saying they don’t know what the future holds but they want to be prepared.” Some don’t want to even think about creating or updating a will because it makes them realize that there’s no guarantee on how long anyone has to live.

May 7, 2020 — “People know now they need these documents,” said Renee Fry, founder and CEO of Gentreo, a company that enables people to create and store a number of critical legal documents, including those that appoint health care proxies, delineate advance directives and spell out a last will and testament. She said that amid the pandemic, the platform has recently seen a 223% increase in the past month in users creating paying memberships.

April 20, 2020 — Amid talk of hospitals rationing ventilators, some people are updating their living wills or proxies to say that they do want a ventilator to extend their lives, if necessary. “In the two-and-a-half years we’ve existed, we’ve never answered questions on ventilators, but now they’re pretty common,” said Renee Fry, cofounder of Gentreo, which offers low-cost estate planning.

April 2, 2020 — Renee Fry, the CEO of Gentreo, an online estate-planning platform, told ABC News that they saw a 143% increase week-over-week in people creating wills with them last week, and she predicts it will be an event larger uptick this week, estimating it’s “probably closer 220%.”

March 25, 2020 — Over the last two weeks, online will companies have seen an explosion in users. As of Monday, Boston-based Gentreo has seen a 143% week-over-week increase in people filling out wills, according to the company, while San Diego’s Trust & Will has seen a 50% uptick in users.

February 20, 2020 — Mary Kate D’Souza co-founded an online health and estate planning company called Gentreo and she says more people are planning around their pet. “In America now, not as many people are getting married now and having families and their animals are their families and so they want to take care of them,” D’Souza said.

October 30, 2019 — When writing your online will, look for a site that is easy to navigate and allows you to save your work. “Writing a will takes thought and planning,” says Renee Fry, CEO of Gentreo, an online estate planning company based in Boston. “Choose a site that will help you to do this.”

September 23, 2019 — One big question mark when it comes to having parents move in is that it’s hard to predetermine the real cost, said Renee Fry, CEO of Gentreo, an elder-care estate planning service. “From extra food costs to lost wages due to having to take time off to care for parents, families often do not understand the true costs of care,” Fry said.