Beware of DIY Testaments – Professionals Should Write the Wills

stockfresh_2662466_last-will-and-testament-concept-of-estate-planning_sizeS_124228-300x196Folks like to save money and DIY (Do It Yourself) appears to be the way to save some cash. We will not deny that DIY is cost-effective in some cases. Drafting the last will and testament isn’t one of them.


Do You Understand the Language?


Legalese has a dictionary of words and terms that are not easy to understand. The meaning and enforcement of a legal document depend on the correct use of statutory language. Making a mistake or error of omission in a will is going to result in an estate problem.


Who Are the Beneficiaries?


Spouses have certain rights but there may be other survivors. A will must be specific in naming the beneficiaries. Again, an error of omission creates headaches and heartaches for those left behind.


Is the Document Properly Filed?


A DIY type of person might forget to get the will registered officially. Estate disputes are triggered when these details are overlooked.


Is There an Executor?


Please trust us when we tell you that the worst curse you can inflict on your loved ones is to get probate court overly involved in your estate. Snails move faster.


Professionals Should Draft Simple Wills


Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services provides group legal plan benefits for all kinds of organizations. We know the value of simple wills and we believe amateurs should not write them. We offer access to experienced attorneys who will draft the document.


A simple will is no more than six pages long, and that is enough for most people. We have a nationwide network of lawyers who our group legal plan members may contact. Priority status is a pre-paid legal services benefit that guarantees immediate attention for a plan member.


A Countrywide attorney does more than write a will. This person will provide insights on naming an executor and designating beneficiaries. Questions are answered and a group legal plan member can make an unlimited number of telephone calls on a given situation.


Group legal plans do not always provide service beyond writing the will. Countrywide sends out annual reminders to plan members about reviewing their wills to make any changes.


We Advise with Patience


It is easy for a person to be flustered and confused about a will. As we mentioned before, the wrong use of words is going to result in serious difficulties. A group legal plan member does not need to worry about feeling stupid.


We recruit attorneys based on personal skills as well as legal knowledge. Emotional intelligence is a quality we want to see in every one of our legal professionals. A Countrywide lawyer will respond to every question with a high level of empathy. That person will encourage a plan member to express concerns about the last will. Our clients can rest assured that their employees are treated with respect.


We want our clients to be actively involved in drafting a pre-paid legal services benefit and we solicit their advice. We will explain all our benefits and let the decision-makers make the selections. What the client wants in their benefit plan will be there. We will provide a streamlined administration that delivers services as quickly as possible. Our present clients appreciate our attention to detail and the way we treat their employees.


Drafting a will is perhaps the most common pre-paid legal services requested by employees. Having a document that is airtight and reflects the wishes of the plan member is something everyone wants. 


Countrywide sees to it that a simple will, composed by a Countrywide attorney, covers all the bases. Reminders we send out allow people to make necessary changes and beneficiary revisions. If you have any questions about our services, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We are ready to answer any questions that you may have.