Nobody 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.
- Writing One Takes Too Much Time and Effort. Not really if you have an excellent attorney drafting the document.
- Family Disputes. Beneficiaries can include members of a blended family and past relationships. There may also be the case of a relative who has special needs and who might get kept out of the will. No matter what the issues are, a person must remember that they will be dead when the will is read. Therefore, they will not be a party to any post-death arguments.
- Not Knowing the Consequences. Anyone who dies without a will throws their estate into probate court. Unfortunately, that part of the judiciary is notorious for working at a snail’s pace, and estates can take months or even years to be distributed where a will does not give direction.
- The Young Do Not Need a Will. Those in their 20s or 30s think that a will is something older people draft. Anyone with a young family will want to protect their children from legal challenges or probate delays. A formal will protects the child.
- Not Knowing What to Do. Anyone unfamiliar with the law may have no idea where to start when it comes to drafting a will. They might think that writing something down on a legal pad will suffice. It does not. The sad part is that the survivors will pay for the dead person’s ignorance.
Group legal plans have drafting the last will as one of their benefits. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services enables a person to have a simple will prepared that will stand up in court.
We Use the Best
We rely on a nationwide network of attorneys, and there is one practicing in every community where there is a Countrywide client. These professionals assist a plan member in preparing that necessary final document. A simple will is no more than six pages long, but that is sufficient for most people.
Our pre-paid legal services include priority treatment for group legal plan members. Our attorneys will gladly sit down in a COVID– 19 safe environment with a plan member and go over the details. The attorney will discuss what goes into drafting the will and make suggestions. However, when it comes to beneficiaries, the group legal plan member decides.
A simple will must be compliant with the law. That is something that an online service might not be able to do. We can assure our group legal plan members that the final document is consistent with statutory law. The intent is to make the final distribution of the estate as painless as possible.
The Client Is There
We will show a prospective client all the pre-paid legal services Countrywide offers. We ask the decision-makers to choose those services that will be part of their group legal plan. Those selections are part of the finalized plan. Countrywide will provide streamlined administration and superior member services.
Something else we provide with the simple will drafting are annual reminders. We will send out a yearly notice that asks a plan member to look at the will to see if any changes ought to be made. That is a real benefit because a will often becomes outdated as circumstances and beneficiaries change.
We are committed to giving the absolute best service to all our clients and their employees. If you are interested in the Countrywide benefit, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We are ready to discuss how this pre-paid legal services benefit can play a vital role in the lives of your employees