Wills for First Responders Magnolia State (WFFRMS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that brings together volunteer attorneys and paralegals to prepare wills and advanced healthcare directives for Mississippi’s first responders and their spouses, FREE of charge. WFFRMS is hosting a free legal clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 12, at Brandon City Hall.
First responders MUST sign up for a time slot at willsforfirstresponders.eventbrite.com by August 1 in order to participate and will be required to fill out a questionnaire prior to the event.
First responders will check in at their allotted time where they will meet with a paralegal to go over their initial questionnaire. Documents will then be drafted onsite by a paralegal and reviewed by an attorney. The attorney will then meet with each first responder and spouse privately to go over their documents. All documents will be signed, witnessed, and notarized onsite. Each first responder and spouse will receive their original documents. NO COPIES ARE RETAINED BY WFFRMS. These documents include:
● Basic will: A basic will allows you to designate how you want your assets distributed, to name an executor who will be responsible for carrying out your wishes, and to designate a guardian(s) for your minor children if applicable. These basic wills do not provide a trust for minor children or other heirs.
● Advanced healthcare directive: An advanced healthcare directive allows you to designate an individual to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event you are unable. It may also document your wish to direct medical treatment in a more specific way, such as whether life-sustaining treatments are to be continued or withdrawn.
For additional information please contact Kristy Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-942-4944.