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Wills For Heroes

What is Wills For Heroes?

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Wills For Heroes programs provide free wills and other estate planning documents to first responders and their spouse or domestic partner. Qualified first responders include firefighters, police officers, paramedics, corrections and probation officers from federal, state, county, city and town departments and agencies.

How Do I Participate?

First Responders: In advance of the Wills for Heroes event, participants download and complete an estate planning questionnaire (pdf file). Receiving the questionnaire ahead of time is an important step in this process because it allows participants to think through a number of important decisions and discuss them with their spouse, partner, or other trusted friends.

Upon arrival at the Wills for Heroes event, the first responder signs in and executes a disclaimer. The participant is assigned to an attorney who reviews the questionnaire and inputs the information from the questionnaire into a laptop loaded with HotDocs® document automation software by LexisNexis. The attorney reviews the draft estate planning documents with the first responder participant to insure that each person understands and agrees to what they are executing. Once finalized, the documents are signed, witnessed and notarized in a formal signing ceremony. On average, it takes about an hour to complete the estate planning documents. The Wills for Heroes program does not keep a copy of the participant’s documents or information.

Attorney of Legal Professional: If you would like to volunteer for an upcoming event, please contact Chris Albrektson at 937.222.7902 or at calbrektson@daybar.org.  Training is provided prior to the scheduled event and does qualify for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.

For more information please contact Chris Albrektson at calbrektson@daybar.org or 937.222.7902.