Special Thanks To Julie T. For Her Wonderful Guest Post !
Wills are one of those pesky chores many people push aside, because they just don’t want to think about “expiring”. Honestly, it wasn’t until I had a child that I figured it was time to get serious about exploring a will option.
Last year, I met with a financial advisor who offered his services for a will and power of attorney at a bargain price of $2,000. I was pretty flustered and wonder why it should cost so much money to get my financial house in order. I declined, but the need for a will was still in the back of my mind, and something I had yet to do.
Enter US Legal Wills.com
This website has a section called MyWill that creates a will for the user in less than ten minutes using wizard-like step-by-step instructions. It asks basic questions about marital status and child(ren). You also pick beneficiaries executors and guardians. MyWill then populate these answers into will form that is legal and binding in your specific state. At anytime during the process, one is able to go back and change the information. You can also go into great detail about bequeathing possessions to specific people. In my case, I kept it simple and chose the “leave to spouse and dependent” option. After my info was entered, I was able to preview the will. The will is saved as a PDF and can even be emailed or snail mailed. The will can be printed out and signed before two witnesses to be considered valid.
USLegalwills.com offers other services such as My Power of Attorney, My Living Will, My Funeral, My Messages (an opportunity to share some final thoughts and make any important statements passing away)
Each services identifies “Keyholders.” These are people that have a unique key for unlocking your wishes if one becomes mentally incapacitated, or passes away.
MyWill costs $34.95 for a one year subscription. The other services are charged separately. Considering the quote from my financial advisor above, I found this service a bargain. At the very least, I can print out my will and keep in a safe place, or I can continue an online yearly subscription at discounted rates.
About The Company (What YOU Need To Know About LegalWills)
“US LegalWills.com is operated by PartingWishes Inc., an independent organization which works with lawyers in the United States to provide legal document creation services to the public, but is not itself tied to a particular law firm. Formed in 2000, the company has a dedicated team devoted to ensuring high customer service, as well as an extensive list of partners and private investors.
Their mandate is to allow people to create common legal documents in a very easy, convenient, private, secure and cost-effective manner, without the need to pay the high expenses of a lawyer. We go far beyond any do-it-yourself kit or online repository of legal forms and documents. If you wish, all of your legal documents can be stored and maintained by you online, in a completely private and secure manner. This will ensure that you can keep it updated to reflect any changes in your financial or family situation.
The US LegalWills.com web site allows members to document their Last Will and Testament, Living Will and Power of Attorney. Furthermore, at no extra cost, members can specify their funeral wishes and even create messages to be sent after they have passed away. US LegalWills .com uses a unique Member-Keyholder® relationship, which ensures that the information created by our members is completely secure, yet available to their designated personal Keyholders® only at the appropriate time.
WHY CHOOSE US LegalWills
- Lawyer-approved online service
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- Save hundreds of dollars in lawyer’s fees
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