We have discussed the importance of simple wills considering the consequences of not having one. It is bitter medicine but needs to be swallowed, especially by younger employees. We want to take a moment here and point out the benefits of a simple will. There are some significant estate planning features of this document.
- You decide who gets what. This is a lot better than having your loved ones fight over furniture or some stock. It is your estate, and a simple will can prevent folks from contesting how the property and valuables are distributed.
- The power of disinheritance. It is sad to think about, but there are people whom you do not want to get anything from the estate. However, without a will, the same people can contest the distribution. A simple will enables a person to point out who will not receive an inheritance.
- Speeding up the process. What is slower than a Galápagos tortoise? Simple answer, probate court. The judiciary system moves with all deliberate speed, which can take months or even years before final settlements are reached. A simple will can speed things up considerably.
- You can make gifts and donations. There may be a particular cause or college to which you want to give some of your estate. A good simple will can specify donations and what institution, or organization will receive them.
- Naming a guardian for the children. It is better that you decide who will be the guardian of your children instead of the court. Just as important, a will can also determine who will not be the guardian.
- You can change your mind. It is possible to revise wills when circumstances change later.
A simple will is a bread-and-butter service for many group legal plans. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services offers the drafting of simple wills for group legal plan members. We believe that what we provide is the best in the industry.
Attorneys and Not Templates
We do not ask you to fill out an online template for a simple will. Instead, we have experienced attorneys available to assist. There is a Countrywide attorney in the community of every client organization. Priority treatment is one of our pre-paid legal services that speeds things up.
Our lawyers are seasoned veterans who give some of the best advice. A group legal plan member might not know some of the minor details of creating the last will. Our attorneys patiently explain the pros and cons of everything. A person can think of this as both a service and an education.
We mentioned how things change over time. Anyone who does not at least consider reviewing a will can cause problems later for beneficiaries. One of our pre-paid legal services is a reminder. Annually, Countrywide will send out reminders to those people who used out benefit and invites an individual to review the document and request revisions be made. That simple service prevents a lot of headaches and heartaches.
We Always Work with the Client
We value our relationship with all our clients. We believe that working together as a team guarantees a highly effective group legal plan. Therefore, we ask prospective clients to help us create the overall benefit.
We explain all our pre-paid legal services to the decision-makers of an organization. We will answer all questions and patiently explain every benefit. The client will then select what options will be part of their plan. We make sure that is part of the final plan document, and we provide streamlined administration and superior member services.
We serve our clients and their employees. Our attorneys have strong people skills and elevated levels of emotional intelligence. Every group legal plan member’s concern is taken seriously. We want to make life easier for these industrious folks.
If you have any questions about Countrywide or our benefits, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to talking with you and answering your questions.