During this constantly evolving situation, presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to assure you that Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is fully operational and well positioned to navigate this challenge and will continue providing the services you have come to count on from us. We are available by phone or email.

Recognizing Mortality Death Might Bring Estate Troubles

stockfresh_181218_last-will-and-testament_sizeS_72a2cb-300x225Stoics will talk about “memento mori.” (remember death) to remind people to make the most of living. It is taking a more dramatic meaning to the era of coronavirus. Employees recognize that mortality could come with a sneeze. More want to take precautions to protect their loved ones. Group legal plans offer to draft simple wills as a benefit option. It is an excellent pre-paid legal services benefit.

 

Protecting the Estate

 

Folks may think they have little to leave behind and they are usually wrong. Anyone who owns a house or has a company-provided life insurance policy has reportable assets. Probate court moves quickly if there is a will. Everything slows to a crawl when there is no will.

 

A probate court will then appoint an administrator who reports to the court. Approval must be obtained for everything. The final estate can become a battleground where relatives squabble over sticks of furniture. It is a sad situation that should be avoided. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offers simple wills as a benefit.

 

Countrywide Lawyers Will Draft Simple Wills

 

We use a nationwide network of highly professional attorneys. A group legal plan member can quickly contact a Countrywide lawyer because there is one in every client organization’s community. Plan members receive priority treatment.

 

A Countrywide attorney does more than process papers. This legal professional offers advice and educates a plan member. Guidance is provided on selecting an executor and the best way to inventory estate assets. Plan members learn how to work with the probate court and that is a benefit all by itself.

 

A simple will is no more than six pages and Countrywide gives other pre-paid legal services. A group legal plan member can ask as many questions as necessary on a given topic and not be billed for it. Our attorneys can write letters on legal stationery and make telephone calls on behalf of a plan member. It means that the attorney can research additional information if that is required.

 

There Is a Need for This Service

 

Employees want to protect their loved ones but few of them know what to do. They are not sure which attorney should be contacted and what the fee structures are. Employees are working from home and that means they no longer have the informal communications of the office. They cannot easily get advice from other employees who have had wills written.

 

Countrywide lawyers are experienced will drafters. We recruit them based on legal expertise. Anyone who works with a Countrywide attorney knows they are receiving the best legal advice. They are also getting compassionate member services. Our lawyers are also recruited on their people skills. Emotional intelligence is just as important as knowing the law. We want our group legal plan members treated with respect and courtesy. They will get that from Countrywide.

 

Employers Have Considerable Input

 

Countrywide does not offer a boilerplate, take it, or leave it, benefits plan. We believe that any employee benefit must be tailored to meet the needs of a specific client’s workforce. We asked decision-makers to assist us.

 

The employer will be shown all our pre-paid legal services and asked to select the ones they would like to have in their group legal plan. We are not going to advocate one service over another, and we respect the choices made. We will provide streamlined administration and superior member services to all clients. Our clients expect the best and we give that to them.

 

Having a will takes a lot of pressure off a person’s mind. That individual understands that his or her wishes are going to be respected and family members do not have to go through an extended period with the probate court. If you have any questions about our benefits, please feel free to contact us conveniently. We are here to answer all your inquiries.