Who will care for my children?
Without naming a Guardian in your Will, a judge will make the decision as to who will have the care, custody and control of your children and the inheritance they receive. Oftentimes this can cause family turmoil, as different family members fight for custody of the child. The only way to guarantee that your wishes are fulfilled is by naming a Guardian in your Will.
How will I be remembered?
So, you don’t have a Will? No big deal, right? Wrong! Without a Will state law dictates who gets your assets. This is true even if you have already told friends and family which assets you want them to have when you die. Regardless of how much or how little you may have, make sure your wishes are known by creating a Will.
A Medical Power of Attorney names one you trust to make healthcare decisions on your behalf when you can’t. Your choices on what level of end-of-life care you wish to receive can only be guaranteed by completing a Living Will/Advance Directive. Your action now can prevent needless heartache for your loved ones during what will be a painful time for them.
So... what are your options?
Last Will & Testament
Also called a Will, this is a document that describes how a person’s debts are to be paid and assets distributed at his or her death; it names a guardian for minor children, and names an executor or personal representative to oversee the settlement of the estate.
Also called a Revocable Trust, this is a trust that is often used with a Will to minimize probate and to maintain privacy. Instead of all property being distributed through the Will - requiring court proceedings that are public record - certain property is distributed through the Living Trust - avoiding court proceedings and public record.
Power of Attorney
This is a document which names and authorizes a person(s) to make financial decisions and/or transactions for another person (called the principal).
Living Will Declaration
Also called an Advance Directive, this is a document that instructs your physicians and loved ones as to your intentions relative to life support (i.e., artificial nutrition, hydration and respiration), in the event that you are permanently unconscious or have a terminal condition.
Healthcare Surrogate Designation
Also called a Health Care Power of Attorney, this is a document naming a person to make healthcare decisions for another person (called the principal) when the principal is no longer able to do so.
“HIPAA” is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, a federal law that protects a person’s private medical and mental health information. A HIPAA Authorization is a document that designates a person(s) who may receive another person’s private medical and mental health information.
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NetLaw Legacy is a comprehensive online estate plan solution. It gives you the ability to shape your wishes into valid legal documents, all from the comfort of your sofa. Documents created are accepted in your state just as if they were prepared by an attorney. The best thing is that you will do this on your own, without any legal knowledge. Did we mention that the app runs in your browser so you don't need to install anything, and you can access it from any device connected to the internet.
After registration you will be asked to fill in your personal profile and add your important people. Next step is to choose one of our simple interview-type questionnaires — SmartGuides™, that will ask you easy-to-understand questions and guide you through the process. Once they are assembled you will be able to download your documents from the integrated cloud storage.
Here's what you get
Unlimited changes to all the documents mentioned above and even an extra one:
- Last Will & Testament
- Revocable Living Trust w/Children's Trust
- Financial Power of Attorney
- Healthcare Surrogate Designation
- HIPAA Authorization
- Living Will/Advance Directive
- Pet Trust
Besides the documents you will get 15 GB of secure cloud storage and all the documents will be available for your spouse, too! Oh, and we forgot to mention that you get a 30-day money back guarantee*!
* Limited guarantee not applicable in North Carolina
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