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Posted: 10/13/2004 9:42:11 AM EDT
Hey all. Thought I might throw this question out to the ARFCOM Army. I'm leaving in a couple of months for BCT, and wanted to make sure I at least got my living will and my will set up, just in case. I don't have the money to consult with a lawyer, and will need to be able to do the "do it yourself" route, but I have no idea where to start.

Advice? Help?

Thanks guys,

Link Posted: 10/13/2004 9:53:51 AM EDT
Try GOOGLE, there should be do-it-yourself examples out there.

Good luck
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:25:18 PM EDT
If you're trying to get your s**t together, check out the stuff on this list also ... and yes, I know it may not ALL apply to you, but go through it and think.

Last Will & Testament (appoint an executor and express your wishes)
Separate Writing for Tangible Personal Property ( instructions for bequeathing particular things)
Guardian of Person and Property
Guardianship for Children
Alternates (think worst-case scenario)
Estate Planning
Living Trust (Revocable Trust Agreement) A/B Trust
(for tax shelter and to avoid probate; must be funded and all assets should be in it)
Successor Trustee
Designation of Health Care Surrogate(Medical Guardian) ; to make med. decisions if you cannot
Medical Power of Attorney
Declaration of Living Will
Medical Power of Attorney
Decision on DNR order
Durable General Power of Attorney
to Spouse and/or alternate
Declaration Naming Preneed Guardian (in case of incapacitation)
Funeral Arrangements (cremation, pre-paid plot, etc.)
Life Insurance (for trust funding, burial, living expenses, pay probate, investment)
Education for Children
PrePaid programs
Education IRAs

Stay safe
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:32:32 PM EDT
One of the first things that you do during inprocessing is to see JAG and set up a will. Its free.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:36:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/15/2004 1:49:15 PM EDT
Ah, good to know. I dont know what 80% of the stuff on that list is...

Also, google....won't let you search for the word "will"...alrighty.

Thanks guys. This was all news to me.

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