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    Default Do you have your will yet?

    I found this article very interesting, and sad. Here these families are morning their loss, and in the middle of it all they have to deal with the additional legal nightmares. Most of us don't think about this. I know that up until about a year ago, I had planned well with life insurance, to help my family, but had not thought about the fact of your state making your decisions if you die without your will. Now I own a business that helps families get their wills, living wills, and durable power of attorney done, while protecting their identities and providing assistance with any legal issue. As I meet with individuals, I find that very few people take this issue serious enough.

    I would like to urge everybody to get their wills done as soon as possible. None of us want to think about "checking out", but we need to make sure we do all we can to prevent our morning families to have to deal with the major legal issues that come about after we die. If you would like more information about how you can get your and your spouse or significant other's wills, living wills, and durable power of attorney, prepared by a top rated law firm in your state or province for $36 or less, just send me an email with your contact information and I'll get you more information.
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    This, ladies and gentleman, would be.....

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    Wondering how you conclude this is spam?

    Ok the OP gave info that they can contact someone doesn't make the message so. No one has to go through the OP, but the message is correct. How many do have a will? It is easy to think that you will always go home after a shift, but who is to say for sure. In the military people are encouraged to make out a will before deployment, going to a warzone or not.

    I wouldn't say the message is spam......maybe just something to think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackJackCo View Post
    Here these families are morning their loss, and in the middle of it all they have to deal with the additional legal nightmares.
    ...but had not thought about the fact of your state making your decisions if you die without your will.

    ...we need to make sure we do all we can to prevent our morning families to have to deal with the major legal issues that come about after we die.

    If you would like more information about how you can get your and your spouse or significant other's wills, living wills, .....
    And you're going to write my legal documents? LMAO
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    Default No one has to go through the OP

    Thank you. I did not intend this as an advertisement. Yes there is an option if you want to get more info. The intent is for all of us to save our families some heartache on top of a already terrible situation. Just get it done if you have not prepared for the nightmare. Use anybody you want, but plan ahead.
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    Not only a will, but a "Living Trust" is what is needed to protect your homes, retirement and assests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    Not only a will, but a "Living Trust" is what is needed to protect your homes, retirement and assests.
    A living Trust is a great vehicle to avoid a probate fiasco. But a Trust created in a Will upon your demise can provide the same protections.
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    I also do not think of Jacks msg as being "spam" in this case. He makes a very good point, albeit one that I mostly take for granted at the moment, due to my current "regular" employment with the Armed Forces. I am required to have a current written will as part of my service papers, but I know that a great many folks, particularly the single/unattached types usually do not. Partly because they dont think about it and partly because they dont know they should. The married with families type people usually have a will of some sort, but the POA is usually a missing commodity, unless he/she is prompted to make one either by another friend/family member or lawyer.

    Only one word of caution regarding wills and POA's: Make sure that you update them at least once every two years, with a casual review yearly, and in particular if there is any change in the family. Addition/loss or any other significant change of family circumstance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jccrabby3084 View Post
    Wondering how you conclude this is spam?

    Ok the OP gave info that they can contact someone doesn't make the message so. No one has to go through the OP, but the message is correct. How many do have a will? It is easy to think that you will always go home after a shift, but who is to say for sure. In the military people are encouraged to make out a will before deployment, going to a warzone or not.

    I wouldn't say the message is spam......maybe just something to think about.

    Could it be because he's trying to sell something?
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    I see how it can be taken as spam, but in my opinion, I think it was done with good intent, not as spam.

    On that note, I when I read the TSL regarding it, I wasnt shocked. I was a cop for several years, never had a will. When I got deployed to Iraq, I went right out and did it. Looking back, I know how dumb this was, but its taken care of now. I know all of us plan on living to be old enough to have our kids pay us back by them having to change our Depends years from now. But you never know.........

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    The way I see it (my opinion only), you're being too harsh on BlackJackCo.

    Here you have a guy who is a firefighter. He has a side business doing legal work. The mixture of the the two things he has some level of expertise in offer him the opportunity to remind his brothers and sisters of the importance of something we should all think about. He has 55 previous posts over the years, and not one mentioned the side job (I did a cursory check). He offered the opportunity to contact him offline, but didn't post a link to a website, name his company, or give the email address in his post. It doesn't seem he's trying to sell anything, only remind us of something we often ignore until its too late. He gets the benefit of the doubt from me.

    BTW, I have a will already, and enough life insurance cash to keep the wife going till she finds the next sucker

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    Sorry Gunny, but when someone posts "If you would like more information about how you can get your and your spouse or significant other's wills, living wills, and durable power of attorney, prepared by a top rated law firm in your state or province for $36 or less" that, to me, rings out as him trying to sell something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEPBACK200FEET View Post
    Sorry Gunny, but when someone posts "If you would like more information about how you can get your and your spouse or significant other's wills, living wills, and durable power of attorney, prepared by a top rated law firm in your state or province for $36 or less" that, to me, rings out as him trying to sell something.
    YOUR state simpleton. He didn't say his state or his business. He offered to help you/anyone with a referal to a competent lawyer. Perhaps you might pick a lawyer from a Yellow Pages ad but not the smart way to find one. Get a referal from a satisfied customer BEFORE you need a lawyer.

    Your out of line with the SPAM BS. I'll guess don't have a will.

    Anyone that doesn't have a will, prepared by a professional (not a software program from the Dollar General store) is a fool and irresponsible. Perhaps if you live off the gov't, have no dependents, no assets, and no one will notice when you check out you don't need a will. Otherwise you need a will AND documents appropriate to your state (such as power of attorney) designating who will/is going to take care of your orphaned children in the event you assume room temp (or are roasted alive first), how your brain dead carcass is to be cared for/disposed of, who gets your 1974 Trabant, lava lamp, and IAFF payout.

    Will prep really should be FD mandated and verified. Same as it is for any US military unit. Less than that is to state this is a nonhazard vocation.

    And don't keep the only copy in your safe at home or in your safety deposit box. Have the lawyer or other trusted agent hold it and make sure interested parties know where the documents are located.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoughRider View Post
    A living Trust is a great vehicle to avoid a probate fiasco. But a Trust created in a Will upon your demise can provide the same protections.
    Umm...no. All that does is create an entity to hold items pending thier dispersal, if it is set up in a will it won't affect probate. There won't be a trust there or anything in it until probate occurs.

    To get things done timely and avoid probate, you need to create the revocable living trust while you are still alive (and competent, don't get me started there, I 've got a semi-mess with my MIL whose got alzheimers) and transfer the important assets into it (it's amazing that some people create the trust and never think to transfer the home, etc.. into it which does absolultey nothing).

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    DND makes us fill one out. Unless of course you already have one outside of the Military. So yes I do
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    I really like the trust idea, and would recommend when you meet with your attorney, that you discuss this option. Usually trusts can cost quite a bit more to set up. You also need to ensure that you look at your personal situation to see what are your best options. It will vary depending on how you want your assetts or wishes carried out, and can vary greatly depending on your state. Just make sure you use a lawyer specializing in this area of law in your state. Don't trust some internet website, or form packet from office depot to protect you. Many times these cause more problems than you would have without one at all. Here in Utah and in many states if you don't have a will or other protection properly set-up, the state will set it up and take the costs for the assigned attorneys out of your estate after death. I recently met with a client who had that done and it cost their family a sizable part of the estate. Again, I'm not a lawyer, I just help average people get affordable access to top law firms for an extreme fraction of the normal costs. So find a lawyer and discuss these options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neiowa View Post
    YOUR state simpleton. He didn't say his state or his business. He offered to help you/anyone with a referal to a competent lawyer. Perhaps you might pick a lawyer from a Yellow Pages ad but not the smart way to find one. Get a referal from a satisfied customer BEFORE you need a lawyer.

    Your out of line with the SPAM BS. I'll guess don't have a will.

    Anyone that doesn't have a will, prepared by a professional (not a software program from the Dollar General store) is a fool and irresponsible. Perhaps if you live off the gov't, have no dependents, no assets, and no one will notice when you check out you don't need a will. Otherwise you need a will AND documents appropriate to your state (such as power of attorney) designating who will/is going to take care of your orphaned children in the event you assume room temp (or are roasted alive first), how your brain dead carcass is to be cared for/disposed of, who gets your 1974 Trabant, lava lamp, and IAFF payout.

    Will prep really should be FD mandated and verified. Same as it is for any US military unit. Less than that is to state this is a nonhazard vocation.

    And don't keep the only copy in your safe at home or in your safety deposit box. Have the lawyer or other trusted agent hold it and make sure interested parties know where the documents are located.
    You, sir, are out of line calling me a simpleton. Sure, the character bashing is fun; but keeping it to a minimum keeps everyone here from knowing what an idiot you are. So go ahead, pay your 36 dollars and get your information. After you've done that, realize that there was a business transaction involved that was initiated on this forum. By the way, I pick my lawyers from their reputation and record in the court room, not some "referal" off of an internet message board.
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    Evything of mine is taken care of. As far as spam I don't know what to say. I guess if one thing it will get people thinking...

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