Articles & News 2015

Wills for HerosInvitation to All Pennsylvania Military Veterans And First Responders To Obtain FREE ESTATE PLANS

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and with sponsorship by the Lycoming Law Association, 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 military veterans and first responders and their spouses/partners.

If you die without a Will, Pennsylvania’s 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 Saturday, October 17, 2015, volunteer lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes Program for Pennsylvania military veterans and first responders and their spouses or significant others (please note that proof of affiliation or DD214 will be requested at the event). This October 17th event will be held at the Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Company (Station 14), 1600 Dewey Avenue, Williamsport, PA beginning at 11am. Appointments for each person last approximately 1 hour and at the conclusion of it you will have notarized legal documents – a Will, Living Will, and Health Care and Financial Powers of Attorney (or any combination thereof). If you select that you are coming with a spouse/significant other you will have back to back appointments, and the computer will automatically schedule a second appointment. You do not need to schedule a separate appointment. Please schedule your appointment early as this event is sure to fill up fast.

Appointments must be scheduled online at: www.pabar.org/wfh/

The password is: Lycoming

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kristine Waltz at kwaltz@dingeswaltz.com . For more information on the program visit the Wills for Heroes Foundation at www.willsforheroes.org.

** If your estate exceeds approximately $750,000, 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 $750,000, 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. MANY INDIVIDUALS ARE VOLUNTEERING THEIR TIME FOR THIS PROGRAM. NO-SHOWS ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED!!