We often set goals and resolutions to improve our lives as we approach the start of a new year. One goal that many people overlook is creating a living will. A living will, also known as an advance directive, is a legal document that outlines your medical wishes in case you become incapacitated and unable to communicate. While it may not be the most exciting resolution, drafting a living will can provide peace of mind and ensure your wishes are respected in a medical emergency. Preparing a living will is an excellent New Year’s resolution and pre-paid legal services can help.
Protect Your Family and Loved Ones With a Group Legal Plan
Drafting a living will can help protect your family and loved ones in a medical emergency. Without a living will, your family may have to make difficult decisions about your medical care without knowing your wishes. Sometimes, family members disagree about how to proceed, causing unnecessary stress and conflict. A living will eliminates these uncertainties by outlining your medical wishes.
Ensure Your Wishes are Respected
A living will ensures that your wishes are respected in a medical emergency. It allows you to decide in advance what medical treatments you do and do not want. For example, you may choose to refuse life-sustaining treatment if you are in a coma or terminally ill. Without a living will, your wishes may not be honored, and medical decisions may be left up to family members or healthcare providers.
Avoid Prolonged and Costly Legal Battles
Without a living will, your family may have to resort to lengthy and expensive legal battles to make medical decisions on your behalf. This can cause unnecessary stress and financial burden on your family. A living will can prevent these legal battles by providing clear guidance on your medical wishes.
Easy and Inexpensive Process
Creating a living will is easy and inexpensive with pre-paid legal services. A group legal plan offers access to experienced attorneys who can guide you. Pre-paid legal services also provide consultations with estate planning attorneys who can advise on other related legal matters.
The best assistance comes from group legal plans that give access to attorneys. The ability to deal directly with a legal professional enhances the quality of service. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is well known for providing plan members with excellent help.
An Attorney is Available
Countrywide has a nationwide network of attorneys ready to give every plan member the best help. We have a lawyer in the community of every one of our client organizations, and Countywide plan members receive priority access to legal assistance.
The Countrywide attorney knows what must be in a living will to make it work. Our legal professional will advise a person on what should be included, including the type of medical care the person would like to have in a final illness. Countrywide can also offer suggestions on how to designate the person who will have power of attorney and explain what that individual must be able to do. We intend to give a service that gives a group legal plan member the peace of mind that a living will provide.
Drafting a living will may not be the most exciting New Year’s resolution, but it could be one of the most important. A living will provides peace of mind, protects your family, ensures your wishes are respected, and avoids costly legal battles. With a group legal plan, creating a living will is easy and inexpensive. Do not wait until it is too late; make drafting a living will your New Year’s resolution today.
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