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Financial planning is not for the living alone. You should think about how you will disburse your assets during your life, but you also need to consider how money and property will be divided after you are gone. Too many people forget that and put off writing a will for some later day. The day finally arrives, however. Your estate may be forced into a situation where there is trouble for your survivors. A group legal plan can help prevent a financial tragedy.

The Court May Have to Decide

The state law is intended to protect the beneficiaries and survivors. The courts try to guarantee people get what they justifiably deserve. Regrettably, estate without a will is in the hands of the court and an appointed court administrator. Final disbursement could take months or even years. It creates a financial difficulty for survivors. A group legal plan must provide an option for drafting a simple will. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has such a benefit as an integral part of its group legal plan format. Continue reading

These Documents Provide Terminal Guidance

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We often think our last moments will be in a bed surrounded by loved ones. It is a very romantic picture, but it is not often the case. Instead, a dying or comatose person is surrounded by nurses and doctors wondering what to do. Healthcare professionals are required to keep a person alive as long as possible. It can stretch out into days, weeks, and months. A living will is an important benefit a group legal plan should offer.

Living Wills Are Instructions

The final stage of a person’s life could be brought on by a catastrophic emergency. It could be an auto accident or a massive heart attack either of which might leave a person still living, but barely. The  victim may be completely unresponsive and is surviving due to life support system. Modern technology can extend life, but it might not be what the victim wants. Continue reading

Someone Can Make the Needed Decisions

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Adults enjoy independence. Everyone wants to be in control their destiny and manage their personal life. No one wants to be under the control or guidance of another person. Unfortunately, matters happen beyond an individual’s control. There are occasions where a person is not in charge, and someone else must give the orders. A group legal plan with the ability to draft medical powers of attorney to assist in critical medical emergencies is a good one.

A medical emergency or an accident can render a person unconscious. Here she is in a senseless state where personal wishes cannot be determined. A concern is that no one knows what type of service the victim wants. Whether the person wants the life-support systems turned off is not known. Consequently, that machinery continues to work keeping a comatose patient alive even though there are no responses. Continue reading

Gives the Instructions Hospitals Need

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Most people know what the last will is, but not everybody understands a living will. It doesn’t seem to make sense; wills are meant for after you die, right? That is not the case at all. A living will is something drafted to be in effect when you’re alive, and a good group legal plan offers drafting a living will as a service.

Preventing a Catastrophe

A living will is something to prepare in the event of a medical disaster. A person may be the victim or an auto accident or a massive stroke. This individual is left comatose in either circumstance and cannot communicate what he or she wants done as far as medical care is concerned.

The hospital will work to keep an individual alive even if he or she is flatlined in a brain scan. It means life-support systems are kept running, possibly for years. Family members are thus required to endure a wait that could last indefinitely into the future. Nothing can be done with the person’s estate, and this adds to the tragedy. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services does not want anyone to have to suffer through something like this. Drafting a living will is an option of a Countrywide group legal plan. Continue reading

Countrywide Will Draft One for You

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Drafting wills is a common benefit of a group legal plan that some folks avoid. The last will is not on everyone’s daily bucket list, and there are those who want to forget about it. This is a recognition of mortality but drafting a will is a pre-paid legal services benefit that cannot be ignored. It helps prevent time from becoming a real thief.

Intestate is a legal term for an estate for which there is no will. Those estates which have a simple will attached to it move quickly through the courts. Intestate situations do not. Instead, they become a matter for the probate court which takes a very active role. Continue reading

Medical Powers of Attorney Are Critical

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Paper, paper, paper. Everything seems to have a form or a document attached to it. Many people don’t bother with certain legal papers because they’re tired of the pile. An example is medical powers of attorney. Not everybody understands the importance but good group legal plans allow for help with this document.

It is important to Have Medical Powers of Attorney

The reason is clarity. Anyone who is the victim of a major car accident or medical disaster might be in a coma. The hospital does not know what this person wants as far as treatment. This can extend to life support systems which do not automatically turn off. The hospital staff is justifiably concerned about any lawsuits and will keep patient on life support indefinitely. That can cause expenses to skyrocket as time goes on. There’s also cost that is highly personal and very emotional. A patient who is near death can linger on life support systems. This causes agony of hope for love ones who pray for America which may never come. At the same time, these people are looking over their shoulders at the possibility of mounting debt. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is very familiar with the anxiety and suffering. We have the drafting of medical powers of attorney as a group legal plan benefit. Continue reading

Your Loved Ones Will Be Grateful

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Financial advisors will suggest having a will, but many people try to ignore this obligation. No one wants to admit they’re going to die one day and they keep putting things off. That is a mistake. Young and old employees ought to think about creating a last will. A group legal plan can help draft the document.

Defending the Rights of Loved Ones

A will protects surviving loved ones. Death can be as unexpected as an auto accident, perhaps leaving children to mourn the death. They will cry a lot more when they find out what happens in probate court. The delays can be maddening. Moreover, without an executor, the court will appoint an administrator. It just keeps adding to the delays. Important bills will go unpaid, and any money for college may have to wait. Any estate is finally settled, but it may take years, and Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services wants no one to face that. We allow for the creation of a simple will as part of our pre-paid legal services benefits. Plan members get the opportunity to provide for loved ones in the event of a calamity. Continue reading

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Smart financial planning considers an end game. It is what will happen if you die unexpectedly. It is not something many employees care to think about it but it should be on the table. What is going to happen to your family if you die and leave no will? Concern for loved ones is a primary reason why drafting a will a basic part of any group legal plan.

The document does not have to be the size of the telephone book. Most people can legally describe their wishes in six pages or less. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offers the writing of a simple will as one of our benefit options which can be in a legal plan document. Continue reading

The Legal Paperwork is Critical

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Hospital surgery is not something to be terrified about. Advances in technology, anesthesia, and necessary medical procedures make a trip to the hospital much safer than many years ago. However, there is still the chance something could go wrong. Failure to prepare can make it even worse.

The hospital is committed to keeping a person alive unless instructed to do otherwise. It means that life support systems maintain individual. It may not be what the patient wants, but if there is no authorization the life support continues indefinitely.

A reaction to anesthesia or a certain procedure could result in an individual becoming comatose That’s a dangerous situation if there are no instructions on what to do. A group legal plan that allows for medical powers of attorney is essential. Continue reading

Countrywide Lawyers have Superior Communication Skills 

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Communication is a cornerstone of every Countrywide group legal plan. We understand how essential it is for effective pre-paid legal services. Many people are understandably confused about legal issues. They do not deal with them daily. When they face an issue such as a warranty problem or the need to draft a will, anxiety goes right up through the roof. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services wants to help

A Complete Service Package

The assistance we provide is more than just a web page. We want our group legal plan members to be able to talk to an attorney directly. Our nationwide network of lawyers allows for face-to-face conferences to be easily arranged. We also permit unlimited telephone calls to a lawyer on any given situation. It may appear to be a small consideration, but these phone calls help answer questions which may arise after the conference. Such attention allows channels to be open in communication to flow back and forth. Continue reading