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Ryan-Cruz Law, APC announces participation in the Spring, 2020 Wills for Heroes Program

We’re proud to announce that Ryan-Cruz Law, APC is actively volunteering in the Spring, 2020 Wills for Heroes Program. Pass the word! Hopefully you know a hero in need of this program.

Here’s more information about the Wills for Heroes program as published by the San Diego County Bar Association:
“FREE PREPARATION OF WILLS & MORE FOR SAN DIEGO’S HEROES
Attention San Diego First Responders and Healthcare Workers:
Register for your FREE virtual appointment with an SDCBA Estate Planning Attorney.”

“The San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA) is teaming up with the Wills for Heroes Foundation once again to give back to our local Heroes — firefighters, police officers, and other first responders in San Diego County, as well as healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis. We want to thank you for the sacrifices you make every day to protect all of us. Your work is truly heroic.To show our gratitude, we’re offering you free preparation of essential legal documents by SDCBA member attorneys, including:

•Wills
•Advance health care directives
•Durable powers of attorney

How to qualify:Heroes and their spouses/partners qualify if their estate has a net worth less than $500,000, including cash, personal property, stocks and bonds, real estate (equity only), and savings, as well as the cash value of life insurance policies and retirement assets such as a 401(k) or an IRA. If the net worth of your estate exceeds $500,000, please consider retaining one of the qualified attorneys in our Lawyer Referral Service.”

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Wills for Heroes San Diego Saturday, January 30, 2016

If you know a firefighter or police officer in your life, let him/her know about Wills For Heroes program.  San Diego has its own division, but it is a nation-wide organization.

Here is a bit more about the organization:

“Anthony Hayes, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough, LLP, in Columbia, South Carolina, started the Wills for Heroes program shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Anthony emailed the Columbia Fire Department asking what lawyers could do to help that department. During an impromptu focus group, it became clear that there was a glaring need for estate planning services.

Since then, Wills for Heroes programs in ten states have provided more than 7,000 free estate planning documents for first responders. Because of the tremendous success of these programs, attorneys and bar associations across the United States started requesting assistance with implementing Wills for Heroes programs in their communities. In response, Jeff Jacobson and Anthony Hayes created the Wills for Heroes Foundation to oversee the nationwide expansion of these programs and connect volunteer attorneys with local first responders.” Wills for Heroes & San Diego division

San Diego Event

San Diego is hosting an event on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the San Diego County Bar Association located at 401 W A St #1100, San Diego, CA 92101. Read more & sign up. I’ll see our first responders there!