We understand why people hesitate to draw up a final will. It is not easy to put it on the bucket list when there are bills to pay and children to raise. Nevertheless, this is an important document.
Lawyers are important
A simple will does not have to be a job. Six pages of text are enough for most people. However, we do not recommend the simple will as a DIY project. The legal language used in the document is very accurate, and mistakes will lead to heartache and headaches.
Group law plans offer simple wills as a preferential alternative. Nationwide prepaid legal services offer simple wills as a group law plan benefit. We differ from some other suppliers. We do not use templates for this important document. Instead, we connect a plan member with a lawyer.
Countrywide has a network of highly professional attorneys who provide prepaid legal services. In addition, there is a nationwide attorney in every community where we have a client, and our plan members are given the highest priority when scheduling a meeting.
A nationwide lawyer is familiar with the state’s probate legislation. That person will carefully prepare the document to comply with applicable law. The legal expert also acts as a coach. The group’s legal plan members may not understand how complicated a simple will can be. The lawyer will explain all the details and give valuable suggestions. If a plan member has questions, that person is encouraged to ask them. Should further questions arise after the conference, one of our prepaid legal services is an unlimited number of telephone calls. In addition, if more information is requested from government agencies, the attorney can make phone calls and write letters on behalf of the plan member.
Working with the customer is important
Nationwide worked with all types of organizations and we need additional help in developing a unique benefit for the customer. We ask decision makers to help us in the process. We will explain our prepaid legal services to a potential client’s management. We present the value of each service without trying to promote one benefit over another.
We then take a step back and let the executives decide what should be in the group law planning document. The selected options will be included. Countrywide will provide membership services and streamlined administration for the new benefit.
We go the extra mile
We believe that there is more to offer plan members. Countrywide will draw up a simple will and do something extra. Times, conditions and people are constantly changing. The conditions under which the original will was created may change in a couple of years. It can create confusion, and we want to prevent it.
Countrywide sends out an annual reminder to the group members for whom we have written a will. We encourage each person to look at the document again and decide if changes need to be made. If there are revisions, we will of course make them.
It is not easy to think of writing a will. No one wants to think about death, but this is still a necessary document. Our lawyers understand the hesitation and perhaps anxiety a person has. We recruit legal experts not only for their knowledge but also for their personnel knowledge. You can expect our lawyers to patiently listen to all plan members, respect that person’s unique situation and show great courtesy and respect. We insist on significant emotional intelligence, and lawyers who work with us must show it.
Having a simple will creates peace of mind and assures a plan member that loved ones are taken care of and that the estate is divided according to an individual’s instructions. Drawing up a will is just one of our prepaid legal services, and if you are interested in anything else we can do for your employees, you are welcome to contact us as soon as possible.