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Countrywide Lawyers have Superior Communication Skills 



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

You are in Charge of Your Estate


Not preparing a will appears to be second nature for many people. It is not the easiest chore to do, but it is an essential one. There are a lot of advantages to drafting a will when one thinks about it. In fact, the benefit of preparing a simple will is a reason why it is a commonly used option in any group legal plan.

You Decide

  • The Beneficiaries. We all are going to die, and an estate may be left behind. You have the opportunity with a will, even a simple one, to determine who gets what of your remaining assets. You can also direct how any money or property is going to be distributed. Because you have stated your wishes in a legal document, your decision is final.
  • The Executor. This individual is the person who will make sure your wishes are carried out. The executor has a considerable amount of power over the estate, and you can choose who will be the person responsible. That designation allows you to pick a person whom you know and whom you trust.

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The Right Person Must Have the Authority



Having a medical power of attorney document makes sense. If a medical calamity happens and you are comatose, then someone can make the decisions you want pertaining to your care. However, this document is not something that ought to be composed on a website template. Whoever has the medical power of attorney needs to have certain qualities. A group legal plan which allows conferences with an attorney can make the medical powers of attorney document more competent.

What Is Needed

Selecting who will have medical powers of attorney is crucial. It can be a good friend or relative, but it takes more than that. The individual is going to be making some very firm decisions that affect your medical condition. Certain traits are necessary including:

  • Complete Understanding. Individual selected must know precisely what you want to have done in the event of a calamity. This may include end of life care and the person must know what type of treatment you want.
  • The Ability to be Objective. Major medical emergencies can be extremely emotional for everybody. There is a lot of anxiety and worry. Nevertheless, the one who has medical powers of attorney must be clearheaded. He or she must make sure your wishes are followed, regardless of any opinion about a given procedure.
  • Courage in the face of the crisis. The expertise of physician or professional healthcare provider can be intimidating. A person may give in and follow their directives, even if what the medical professional wants is contrary to your wishes. Whoever has the medical powers of attorney cannot be intimidated by what a physician recommends. This person must be willing to ask very pointed questions and any procedures followed must be in line with what you have specified. It must be made clear to any physician.

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Sensible people though how critical it is to have a will. It is the main way to prevent hassles in probate court and see to it beneficiaries receive their portion of the state. Many people want to use online will writing services, but that is not a good idea. It is better to use a group legal plan. The online sites appear convenient, but they come with some significant drawbacks. One is the template itself. It might not te right one for the state in which you reside. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services will offer the kind of assistance needed to write a solid will.

There is a More to Writing a Simple Will

A simple will of just a few pages may not seem like a major project. That is not the case at all. There is language that has to be in a simple will to protect beneficiaries and to make certain that an individual’s wishes are carried out. The regulations covering wills are not cast in stone. Laws regarding probate may change, but there’s no guarantee the templates are going to be current. There is the risk of the drafted will be declared invalid. The pre-paid legal services offered by a group legal plan can help write an effective will. Continue reading

Medical Powers of Attorney Brings Closure


Limbo is defined as an uncertain time. The decision is being waited on, and everything is in a condition of being unfinished. It is a theological term, but limbo is, in fact, a reality for many people who are in the critical care unit of a hospital. Limbo is a flat line definition of life. Patients who are on life support systems are in a holding pattern. They are neither fully dead or fully alive. A decision is being waited upon; the group legal plan can make things a lot easier for all parties if it includes medical powers of attorney.

The Importance of the Powers

Drafting of medical powers of attorney is a pre-paid legal services option that resolves limbo. It can end a situation where life-support is often the only meaning to the victim of an accident or medical catastrophe. A group legal plan member meets with an attorney to draft the document. In the pages of the medical powers, a person determines what will be done in a catastrophic situation where he or she can no longer communicate. This can include turning off life-support systems. The plan member also can name who will execute the instructions. It ordinarily falls to an individual who is highly trusted in these affairs. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services allows for drafting medical powers of attorney Continue reading

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Death does not always come quickly. It is true some people will perish instantly in an accident but many others will not. They may be placed on life-support, even though the chances of being revived are almost nil, it does more than create an unrealistic hope for the survivors. Life-support systems also prolong the agony. The victim is in a state of suspended animation and is artificially kept alive. The services of a group legal plan can bring a merciful end to this dilemma.

The sorrow of loved ones is prolonged as they look at a body which is not moving. There is worse that can happen. Life-support system keeps individual alive, and this means the estate cannot be settled. Money that is needed for college tuition, or even to pay the bills incurred by the hospital stay, is delayed indefinitely. Situations, where there is no chance of recovery, can be resolved by medical powers of attorney. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offers such assistance. Continue reading

Wills are Critical


We put things off until tomorrow because we are human. There are some jobs and responsibilities which are important but are not very desirable. Writing a will is one of these necessary but not very enjoyable duties. A group legal plan can help write this important document.

Death does not practice age discrimination. It can strike anyone at any time and without warning. An employee with a family of small children can be struck down in any auto accident. This results in real trouble if there is no will. The deceased assets get tied up in probate court. The same small children may need money from the estate but must wait months and sometimes even years. Continue reading

Senior Adult Couple Going Over Papers in Their Home with Agent.
It appears many people think they’re indestructible. They’re not worried about any accidents happening to them because they don’t believe it is possible. This is true with young employees, unfortunately. They will use pre-paid legal services, but they may think just writing a will is all that is necessary. That is only part of the means to protect your loved ones.

It Can Occur Suddenly

Disaster can come in an ambulance with lights flashing and sirens wailing. Accidents can happen, and those on the road can be devastating. At the same time, they might not be fatal but something worse. That would be you, as the victim, surviving on life-support with no chance of ever regaining consciousness. The medical facility will do everything to keep you alive, and that could be for an extended time.

A chalk board with the words problems and solutions

A chalk board with the words problems and solutions

The Internet is remarkable, but even cyberspace has limitations. There are times when people want to talk and interact with a human being. It applies in particular if there are legal issues. Unfortunately, not all group legal plan services do that. Instead, they rely on a website with a question and answer page. Continue reading

The Emotions Behind a Will

Anger can Change Decisions

Cropped image of hand signing Last Will and Testament document

Cropped image of hand signing Last Will and Testament document



There is considerable emotion wrapped up in drafting a will, which is perhaps why so many people delay doing it. It is more than just the thought of death. The will means assigning to certain people portions of the estate. This can result in the feeling that you are picking favorites and that doesn’t always sit right. A group legal plan offering will assistance can be crucial

Anger Causes Problems

An individual maybe angry with a family member and not have that person in the will at all. Later on, those feelings of rage are gone but the decision is still on legal paper. A commonly used benefit of a group legal plan is drafting a simple will. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offers this type of assistance. Continue reading