In partnership with the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and with sponsorship by OneMain Financial and Ballard Spahr LLP, we are proud to bring the Wills for Heroes program to you. Wills for Heroes is a free and easy service that provides Wills, Living Wills, Health Care and Financial Powers of Attorney to active and retired first responders and their spouses/partners.
If you die without a Will, intestate laws will determine who will receive your property. Undoubtedly, your loved ones’ grief will be overwhelming; a clear expression of your intent, desires, and wishes may help ease some of this inevitable burden. While nobody likes to think about an untimely death, it is best that you express your wishes through a written document. For your family’s peace of mind, please consider this invaluable opportunity, offered completely free to you and your spouse/partner.
On Friday, November 22, 2013, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes clinic for all active and retired Maryland and Pennsylvania First Responders and their spouses/partners. The November 22nd event will be held at the Baltimore War Memorial Building, 101 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, Maryland beginning at 1 p.m. Appointments for each person last approximately 1 hour and at the conclusion of it you will have notarized legal documents – a Will, Personal Financial Power of Attorney, Durable General Power of Attorney and Healthcare Directive (or any combination thereof). Please schedule your appointment early as this event is sure to fill up fast.
To schedule an appointment, please register at the following website – https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8821759119. Click on the quantity next to your preferred appointment time (appointments begin at either 1, 2 or 3 pm), fill in the required information, and click Complete Registration. You will receive a Registration Confirmation via email. Spouses/significant others must register separately. Once your appointment has been scheduled, you will also receive an email confirmation from the coordinator along with a questionnaire which must be completed in advance. It is very important that you take the time to consider the questions raised in the questionnaire prior to your appointment. If you have questions in advance of your appointment please contact the organizer of the event through the Eventbrite website above. For more information on the program visit the Wills for Heroes Foundation at www.willsforheroes.org.
** If your estate exceeds approximately $1,000,000, this service is unavailable to you due to the complexity of your estate and the limited time to complete the legal documents. For determining if your estate is over $1,000,000, include your cash, personal property, stock and bonds, real estate equity, savings, cash value of a whole/universal life insurance policy only (not the amount of the insurance policy).
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE AVAILABLE ON THE WILLS DAY
FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT – INDIVIDUALS ARE VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME
FOR THIS PROGRAM – NO-SHOWS ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED