SIMPLE WILL PACKAGE – $150.00
We offer a flat-fee Simple Will Package for $150.00. This package is great for individuals that just want to leave their estate to their spouse and children.
WHAT DO YOU GET?
The package includes a Simple Will, General and Durable Power of Attorney and Living Will Directive. We generally consider a Simple Will to be when you leave your assets to your spouse, and if your spouse dies first then to your children in equal shares. Wills with any specific bequests or other features are available at increased prices, which depend on their complexity and preparation time.
HOW DO I START THE PROCESS?
For the low Simple Will Package price, we ask you to complete a questionnaire and return it to our office before we have any meeting. We draft the will and other documents from your answers to the questionnaire. At the will package price, the only meeting we have is when we execute the documents.
We will review your questionnaire to determine if a simple will is appropriate. If it is, we will draft the documents and send them to you. If you are happy with the drafts, we will schedule a meeting to execute them. If you are not happy with the drafts, you owe us nothing. In most cases, you don’t have to make a trip to our office until you ae ready to sign the documents.
HOW DO I GET THE WILL QUESTIONAIRRE?
Call us or send us an email. We will send you the questionnaire by the method you want. We can send this questionnaire to you by mail, fax, email or you can pick it up at our office.
WHAT IF I WANT TO MEET IN PERSON PRIOR TO DRAFTING MY WILL?
We are happy to schedule a meeting to discuss your needs in greater detail prior to drafting the documents. The normal charge for such meetings is $175 per hour, one hour minimum, payable at the meeting.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?
It normally takes two to three weeks after we receive the questionnaire to get the drafts to you and schedule a meeting to execute them.
WHAT ARE THESE DOCUMENTS FOR?
The simple will makes sure your property goes to your spouse. Without a Will, under Kentucky law, property owned only by you passes to your children, not your spouse. A Will preserves your stated intentions and makes it easier for your estate to be settled. It can also save your estate money.
A Power of Attorney is an important document that can help you while alive. It names a person to sign important documents and take care of business on your behalf. That person can write checks to pay your mortgage, buy/sell property on your behalf, and act as your “agent” in important situations.
A Living Will Directive takes the pressure off of your spouse and children. If you’re seriously injured, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to express your wishes for healthcare and end-of-life decisions, a Living Will Directive ensures that your intentions are known and followed by the medical staff and others involved in your care. These are some of the most difficult decisions your family will ever have to make regarding you and your care. Having a Living Will Directive ensures that the proper decisions can be made, according to your intentions. It can relieve your family and others from having to guess at what you would have wanted. It can also help to avoid heart-wrenching family arguments about your care.
Many of our clients have never thought about getting a will, until now. That’s okay. Now’s the time to go ahead and get these documents prepared. You want to be certain that your family, heirs and caretakers have the legal authority to make important decisions, on your behalf, to ensure you get the proper care you’ll need, should your injuries be catastrophic or life-threatening.
If we determine a simple will not meet your needs, we will discuss other options and their costs. We will not charge you anything until we both agree on the costs.
NOTE: We reserve the right to solely make the decision whether you have requested a simple will and what is a reasonable fee for our work. We will never charge a fee unless we both agree to the fee. This package is not available for home or hospital visits, or any other reason that would require travel from our office. The package is only available when you complete a will package questionnaire.