Running the Estate Relatives Will Squabble over Everything

stockfresh_1627257_estate-planning-word-cloud-concept_sizeS-300x300Family members should not be enemies or rivals. Blood is thicker than water, and people connected by family ties should not compete. That makes sense, but sometimes kin are not always friendly. This is the case with the estate of a deceased loved one.

Estates can bring out the worst in people. Greed can run riot as cousins and nieces bicker over pieces of furniture or plots of property none of them may have ever seen. The tragedy is the tale of hurt feelings, and things said that will not be forgiven. A simple will that expressly spells out who will get what prevents a lot of grief. Group legal plans will offer drafting of simple wills as a benefit option. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services will create simple wills with a little bit extra.

  A Simple Will is Just That

We need to be clear about a simple: it is not a large, complicated document. Countrywide will prepare one of up to six pages. That is a sufficient length for most employees. A Countrywide simple will stipulate the conditions in simple language that is legally precise.

The task of putting wishes to paper is given to an attorney. We have a nationwide network of lawyers who provide the pre-paid legal services to group legal plan members. We have a lawyer in the community of every Countrywide client, and plan members are given immediate attention.

The assistance combines writing and advice. A Countrywide attorney will confer with a group legal plan member before putting pen to paper. The attorney and plan member will discuss the beneficiaries and terms of distribution. The Countrywide legal professional will point out the necessity of appointing a competent executor. The executor guarantees the deceased’s wishes are followed.

We cannot emphasize enough how important having a simple will is for an estate-dying without a will hands everything over to probate court. That bench moves with very deliberate speed. Delays will add months to the wait for the final distribution.

Something a Bit More

Countrywide provides a benefit that goes one step beyond. Our group legal plan permits the attorneys to go a bit further to give the best. Drafting a simple will might involve a little bit of research, and Countrywide makes that easier. Our lawyers may write letters and make telephone calls on behalf of the group legal plan member. Sometimes, not all the questions on a person’s mind are covered in a meeting. That is no problem. A plan member can make as many calls as necessary on a given topic to the lawyer and not be charged.

Estates are vulnerable to time. Beneficiaries will change as the years go by, and alterations to the simple will might be required. Countrywide sends out annual reminders to people to check their will and schedule an appointment with the attorney if that is necessary.

By the way, meetings with a Countrywide attorney are in COVID-19 safe environments. Our legal professionals practice social distancing and employ safety protocols that protect the plan members from any harm.

Plan members can also expect to be treated with respect and courtesy. We believe that emotional intelligence is an essential pre-paid legal service, and our attorneys are known for their excellent people skills.

The Client Reigns

Countrywide has pre-paid legal services which address common legal issues. We want to meet the needs of all employees and not just a few. Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing what a prospective client’s employees need. Consequently, we ask the decision-makers to help us.

A prospective client is shown all our benefits. Countrywide gives a detailed explanation and answers all questions. The organization’s executives will then decide what will be in the group’s legal plan. We will furnish the administration and the members services.

Simple wills are a primary service of all group legal plans. We compose wills that are compliant with the law and express the wishes of the deceased. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about our pre-paid legal services. We welcome the opportunity to help.