Employers should encourage employees to have their legal documents reviewed by an attorney. This is a cost-effective way to ensure that employees know their rights and responsibilities. The documents most commonly examined are wills, powers of attorney, and healthcare proxies. Having these essential documents in proper order can help reduce stress for the employees and their families in the event of an unexpected death or illness.
1. The Importance of Reviewing Legal Documents
It is vital to review legal documents carefully before signing them. This is because once a document is signed, it becomes a binding contract. This means that both parties are legally obligated to uphold their respective obligations under the contract. If either party fails to do so, the other party may sue them.
2. What to Look for When Reviewing Legal Documents
When reviewing a legal document, it is crucial to ensure that all terms are unambiguous. Any ambiguity in the contract could lead to disputes between the parties down the road. Additionally, it is essential to make sure that all the parties have signed the document and that there are no blank spaces.
3. When to Seek Legal Advice
If you are unsure about any of the terms in a legal document, it is always best to seek legal advice from a qualified lawyer before signing it. A lawyer will be able to advise you on your rights and obligations under the contract and can help to ensure that the document is valid and enforceable.
Go to Countrywide to Find Good Advice
Going to a private attorney can be very expensive. However, smart employers will use group legal plans to help their staff with legal document review and other legal matters at substantially lower costs. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has document review as one of the services we provide for group legal plan members.
The key to our benefit is a nationwide network of qualified attorneys. There is one in every community where there is a Countrywide client, and these professionals offer excellent pre-paid legal services.
Our lawyers will scrutinize the documents that a group legal plan member wants to be reviewed, including leases. They will point out to the individuals the consequences of signing, and they will also note where some revisions may need to be changed. Unfortunately, some landlords will try to use out-of-state lease agreements. The Countrywide lawyer will spot that immediately and bring it to an individual’s attention.
We Work Closely with Our Clients
Countrywide does not keep a distance from the organizations that use our pre-paid legal services. On the contrary, we establish a close relationship that allows us to solve problems immediately and better respond to client needs. Our client rapport starts from the very beginning. We want management to decide what pre-paid legal services will be part of their organization’s group legal plan.
We explain our benefit options to the decision-makers, pointing out their employees’ advantages of using each service. We will then stand back and allow the prospective client to decide which options will be part of their plan. Those choices are part of the final plan document. Countrywide will furnish member services and administration.
We recruit our attorneys based on their communication skills and level of empathy. No question is insignificant or stupid. Our attorneys will listen carefully to what a person has to say and review a legal document as if they were the ones who will sign the paper. Everyone is treated with respect.
We hope you would like to know more about Countrywide. Please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience to find out more about what we offer. What we offer will be a substantial group legal plan for your hard-working employees.