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An independent attorney who knows your state's laws is here to guide you every step of the way.
You can speak with an attorney about your wishes, get answers to questions, and learn how your Estate Plan will work. Book a consultation on our site or via our Estate Planning app.
As you're completing our self-guided questionnaire, an attorney is available to answer questions along the way. Once you're done, we'll handle the legal forms and send them to you with instructions on what you need to do to finalize it.
After we've conducted our Peace of Mind ReviewTM and you download and sign your documents, an attorney is available to you for a year to make updates and answer any other legal questions.
Usually, people start the process when major life changes occur, like:
As much as we don't want to think about it, everyone experiences the painful loss of loved ones. It's important to plan for the unexpected to lessen the stress during these unfortunate times.
You've probably talked about who gets what and who would be in charge, but it's good to get it in writing so you both know there would be a plan if something unexpected happened.
More additions to the family, more people to consider. An Estate Plan allows you to plan for your children's future and choose their legal guardians.
Anything you own can be included, but it's usually the big things that come to mind first. You can leave your property or anything else to family and loved ones with an Estate Plan.
Last Will & Testament OR Living Trust
You pick one. A Last Will & Testament is where you specify what you want to happen when you're no longer here. A Living Trust allows you to state who receives your things when you pass away, but transfers them to a trust while you're still alive.
Power of Attorney
This allows you to put someone in charge of handling financial and legal matters for you if you're unable to do so (e.g. you're in the hospital and cannot speak for yourself).
Living Will (Advance Healthcare Directive)
This allows you to put someone in charge of making life or death decisions for you if can't (e.g. you don't want to stay on life support if you have a terminal condition, but cannot communicate that yourself).
1 year of attorney advice
This gives you the guidance you need during and after the creation of your Estate Plan. An independent attorney is there to help you update it and answer questions for legal matters such as marriage, personal injury, bankruptcy, home sales, employment agreements, and much more.
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* Telephone consultations with a participating firm, during normal business hours, of up to one half (1/2) hour each, limited to one consultation for each new legal matter. Excludes business-related matters. Limit one Personal Legal Plan per estate plan. Benefits to the Personal Legal Plan (also Legal Advantage Plus) continue automatically for $119.88 per year. You can cancel by calling (877) 818-8787. For full details, see the Legal Plan Contract and Advantage Terms of Service.
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