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No one likes to think about what happens after they’re gone, but preparing now is the best way to secure your loved ones’ future. We’ve partnered with Trust & Will* to provide you with an exclusive Member discount on quick, easy, and thorough estate planning services.
- Create a will and/or trust online, with exclusive discounts and expert help.
- Less expensive and faster than working with an attorney.
- All documents are legally valid and state-specific.
- Your information is safe with optimal security encryption.
- U.S.-based support is available 6 days a week via chat or email. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. PT; Saturday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. PT
- LARFPA members can get reimbursed up to $600 toward a new estate plan.**
Less expensive than working with an attorney,
plus get 10% off a plan of your choice.
Complete online in as little as 30 minutes.
Support and personalized guidance available.
Q: Why do I need an estate plan, and what is included?
A: An estate plan helps specify your wishes during your lifetime and after your death. Get peace of mind knowing you are easing the legal and financial burden on your family during a time of grieving.
A plan can include the following:
• WILL: Plan for what happens after your death, secure your family, and help distribute your assets how you choose.
• TRUST: Take more control over your plan during your lifetime and after death to avoid the cost and burden of probate.
> PROBATE is a legal process to distribute a deceased person’s estate; most people prefer to avoid it because of the cost and time required.
-Your ESTATE includes all property, possessions, financial securities, cash, and other assets you own or have a controlling interest in.
-During the probate process, all your assets must be located and assessed for total value. Then, taxes and debts are paid and the remaining value of the estate is distributed.
-The entire probate process could take a year and a half or more.
• HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTS: Specify your medical and non-medical wishes in case you are unable to make your own decisions during your lifetime. Name your Power of Attorney.
Q: What’s the difference between a will and a trust?
A: WILL: This simple document allows you to name guardians for children and pets, designate where assets go, and specify final arrangements. It does have some drawbacks: it offers limited control over asset distribution and often has to go through a lengthy and costly probate process after death.
TRUST: Like a will, a trust specifies asset distribution, but provides greater control over when and how your assets are distributed. Trusts are a bit more complex to set up, but can help minimize or avoid probate entirely, which can justify the additional work upfront. (Probate is lengthy and costly).
Q: When should I create or revise an estate plan?
A: You might need a new or revised plan following major life events, such as:
• Change in marital status
• Having a child or grandchild
• Buying a home
• Buying a second home or a home in another state
• Retirement planning
Q: Do I need a certain amount of assets to create a will or trust?
A: An estate plan is for everyone – whether you have large or small assets, children or pets, a spouse or partner, or fall anywhere in between. A solid estate plan helps carry out your final wishes and can help keep your estate out of probate court.
Q: How long will it take to set up my estate plan?
A: Depending on complexity and individual goals, you can usually create an estate plan in as little as 30-45 minutes.
Q: What is the estate plan creation process?
A: Pick a plan. You can take a quick quiz to determine which plan fits your needs.
• Complete documents in as little as 20 minutes.
• Ship documents for free.
• Sign and notarize documents at your convenience. Mobile notary options are available.
• Share a digital copy of your plan with loved ones or financial advisors.
Give your family peace of mind, knowing you have a plan in place.
- Name guardians for minor children and pets.
- Decide who will receive specific assets.
- Create a healthcare directive and name power of attorney.
- Set up end-of-life arrangements.
- Minimize future expenses and reduce estate taxes.
- Avoid lengthy and costly probate (with a trust-based plan).
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: RECEIVE 10% OFF AN ESTATE PLAN OF YOUR CHOICE*
Not sure which plan is right for you? Use these helpful resources:
- Take the Quiz
- Will vs. Trust—What’s The Difference & Which Option is Right for You
- Estate Planning 101: What Is Estate Planning?
Questions? Call us @ (877) 695-2732
*Trust & Will is a modern digital estate planning services provider. Trust & Will is offering a 10% discount on estate plans specifically for LAPFCU members. No promo code required, the 10% discount is automatically applied at checkout to the initial purchase of a Will- or Trust-based estate plan. Subsequent plan upgrades are not eligible for a discount. Customer support is available 6 days a week via chat or email: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. PT; Saturday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. PT. You may also call (866) 908-7878. Please visit https://trustandwill.com/?utm_source=lapfcu&utm_medium=partnerships for additional information.
**The Los Angeles Retired Fire & Police Benevolent Association (LARFPA) will reimburse its dues-paying members up to $600 towards developing an estate plan. The $600 reimbursement offer is for dues-paying LARFPA members only and is not associated with LAPFCU and/or Trust & Will. Contact LARFPA for details and how to qualify: https://larfpa.org/members/estate-planning-benefit/. 0723-066