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stockfresh_8381213_senior-couple-smiling_sizeS-300x179A living will is an excellent thing to have. It will enable a person to indicate what medical procedures are to be used should they become unresponsive due to a medical crisis. The living will mandates when life-sustaining efforts should stop.

The instructions in a living will are helpful. Healthcare providers know what is expected of them because the guidance is clear. However, someone must decide when to implement the living will directions. It is the reason for medical powers of attorney.

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stockfresh_3802975_legal-advice-road-sign-illustration-design-over-a-white-backgrou_sizeXS-300x140Every year thousands of people from foreign countries come to the United States as legal immigrants. They have their visas, and they have the authority to live in our neighborhoods. American business benefits significantly. These newcomers bring skills and knowledge used to increase profit margins and accomplish corporate goals. However, management must understand that these new people face difficulties dealing with public agencies and getting needed public services. Continue reading

stockfresh_4514580_referrals-3d-words-connected-arrows-new-customers-word-of-mouth_sizeS-300x300Group legal plans impress on prospective clients the quality of their services. These vendors do not hesitate to point out their lawyers and how these professionals will help an organization’s employees. It can be embarrassing to recommend a referral outside of the network; it can be viewed as an admission of inadequacy. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is not afraid to make referrals. We know that this is a means of providing even better service for our clients.

Reasons for Referrals

An immediate reason is expertise in a specific area of law. The legal profession has many specialties. Some of these are: Continue reading

stockfresh_181218_last-will-and-testament_sizeS_72a2cb-300x225Nobody wants to think about death. It will happen to us, but many do not want to think about dying or prepare for that final day. They are hesitant to write a last will, even though it can spare their loved ones a lot of grief. Some of the reasons for not having that document on the bucket list are ridiculous.


  1. Writing One Takes Too Much Time and Effort. Not really if you have an excellent attorney drafting the document.

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employee-benefits-300x207Group legal plans offer assistance to help folks with common legal issues. Unfortunately, some vendors will only provide a few options, and that is all. They will stress the low prices for their bare-bones benefits, but sometimes low prices mean poor services. Employees expect more than the basics.

Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services go further than writing simple wills or reviewing legal documents. We will include some benefits that do not cost more and add value to the group legal plan we offer employers.

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stockfresh_2753643_medical-and-gavel_sizeS-300x300No one likes to think of death, but it will happen to all of us. We only have so much time on earth, and then our life is over. It is essential to have a will, but something more is necessary. An individual rendered senseless by a stroke, or other accident cannot relay what type of care is desired to a healthcare provider. A living will communicates a person’s instructions, but there must be an intermediary. The person who will tell the medical staff what is expected has medical powers of attorney. This individual has a life-or-death power.

Not Just Anybody

Group legal plans will draft medical powers of attorney, but it is the individual’s responsibility to select who will be given this authority. However, there are some qualities anyone who has medical powers of attorney should have: Continue reading

stockfresh_3802975_legal-advice-road-sign-illustration-design-over-a-white-backgrou_sizeXS-300x140Some people have negative thoughts about government services, but these benefits are there for Americans to enjoy. Many times, what the government provides is essential to the individual. Medicaid, Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income are well-known federal programs. They are in addition to numerous state and local services that we fund through our tax dollars. Getting required services can sometimes be a challenge.

Stubborn Obstacles

Getting government services can be a frustrating exercise. There are a few hurdles that a person must leap. Continue reading

stockfresh_3429711-250x300Remote working is a significant byproduct of the pandemic. It has changed workplace culture, and there is slight chance that we will ever go back to the cubicle-infested days of the past. It is no secret that many employees like working from home. They are not the only ones who enjoy remote work. Computer hackers love it.

An Easy Scam

Organizations spend a lot of money to build security walls around their financial information and personal data. At the same time, management may give that protection to a remote worker, but it is for the proprietary information of the employer. As a result, an individual’s data can be made vulnerable to cyber-attacks because that employee works from home. Continue reading

stockfresh_210865_mature-businesswomen-discuss-contract_sizeS-300x208We have an intelligence-driven society. Mental exertion has replaced physical effort, and more people rely on technology and the Internet for nearly everything. It can be exciting, and there is so much information available. That can make work more manageable, but it can also create confusion. 


The Internet is a source of data glut. We can contact tons of information and opinions. Too often, ideas or notions grab our attention. These are not always correct or useful. Anyone can be overwhelmed by misinformation, which can be dangerous when it comes to common legal issues.


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stockfresh_260360_read-the-fine-print_sizeS-200x300Legal document review sounds extremely complicated. A person might think that the review is done on large contracts or agreements with many players involving all kinds of situations. That is not always the case. There are many documents that ordinary people use that should be reviewed by an attorney. The content of some of these papers may have a binding effect on an individual.

Some Papers Need to Be Looked at Carefully

One obvious document requiring inspection is a rental lease. Those who are going to be moving into a new apartment should have the papers checked to ensure that the language of the lease is valid and clarify the obligations a tenant agrees to follow. Warranties should be looked at so that a person knows what parts are covered in the event of an appliance breaking down. An attorney must look at other documents. These include: Continue reading