People get a bit nervous about the subject of a last will and testament. It centers on death and no one has control over when that will happen. However, everyone does have the opportunity to make choices when a simple will has been drafted. You get to decide who gets what from your estate.
Drafting a simple will drafting a simple is a pre-paid legal services benefit group legal plans will provide. An obvious benefit is the ability to name beneficiaries. But there is more a person can do with a simple will.
- Disinherit People a person can expressly name those who are to receive nothing from the estate.
- Make Donations and Gifts.
A will can specify donations to schools or charitable causes.
- Designate Child Custody
The simple will designate guardians for children who are minors.
- Minimize Estate Taxes
This Depends on how the document is written.
- Expedite the Process
This is a major advantage of a simple will. Those who die without a will leave their estate to the tender mercies of the probate court. Glaciers move faster.
Probate court can take months or even years to settle the estate. An administrator is appointed by the court and that person is answerable to the bench. No decisions can be carried out unless it is approved by the court. Delays also arise as people contest their claim to the estate. A ball of confusion quickly arises.
Nobody wants to have loved ones squabble over inheritances. A simple will is no more than six pages long but it has considerable authority. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services has simple wills as a group legal plan benefit.
Experienced Professionals Do the Work
Countrywide will not use templates to draft the will. We use a national network of attorneys who will do the work and there is one in the community of every Countrywide client. Our attorneys have social distancing protocols that guarantee the safety of every legal plan member. It is easy to schedule a meeting with a Countrywide lawyer.
Emotional Intelligence Rules
It is not a stated pre-paid legal services benefit, but our attorneys practice empathy and display high levels of emotional intelligence. We know that simple wills are touchy subjects, and we listen patiently to what a group legal plan member wants. Our attorneys will point out ways to make things more convenient. They will also assist in decisions about naming an executor.
Countrywide has standard secondary services that include making telephone calls and writing letters on behalf of plan member. There is one special pre-paid legal services activity we perform. Time can change a lot of things concerning the conditions of a simple will. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services sends reminders to those for whom we have written a simple will. This is to let them look at the document and see if any changes need to be made. It prevents complications in settling the will and is an important benefit.
We Include the Client
We want the client involved in designing the group legal plan benefit because the management knows best what the employees need. Countrywide explains all the benefit options and answers any questions the client might have. The choices are then made and in the plan document. Countrywide then provides streamlined administration and superior member services. It is our attention to detail and to the feelings of a group legal plan member that have made us one of the leaders in this industry. We are committed to serving both the client and the employees.
If you have any questions about our benefits, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. Countrywide appreciates the opportunity to explain our service and how we can help employees. We make things a lot easier for everyone.