Life can be unpredictable. If last year has taught us anything, it’s that the unexpected can, and will, happen. There are so many opportunities each day to reflect on all we have to be thankful for, including our families themselves. One of the best ways you can show your family that you love them is to get your financial house in order. Gain peace of mind by planning for your family and personal assets, as well as manage your personal health and financial decisions in just 15 minutes by creating a free will.

Through Hope Rescue Mission’s partnership with GiftWise, you now have access to an online platform where you can quickly, easily, and affordably make a legally binding will and even designate an estate gift to Hope Rescue Mission at no cost to you. In less than 20 minutes you can create a will, assure a meaningful legacy to your family, and leave a gift of any size to Hope Rescue Mission.

How much does it cost to write a will?

Lawyers commonly charge a flat fee to draft a will for clients, and, depending on the attorney, can cost anywhere from a couple hundred to a thousand dollars. Other online services may charge up to $100 for attorney-drafted wills. Writing your own will is an option, but it’s not recommended. Get peace of mind with attorney-built documents to ensure they are legally binding and state-specific. A comprehensive walk-through can take you through three crucial documents at once, completing your Will and Testament, Health Power of Attorney, and Finance Power of Attorney all at once.

What happens if I die without a will?

A will is an important legal document that outlines your wishes regarding the distribution of your property and assets upon your passing. Without a will, your estate goes to the state for processing. Any assets you have to pass on to your heirs could get tied up in a lengthy, impersonal process, making life harder for your family. At the exact time when your loved ones should be remembering you and celebrating your legacy, they may be wrangling with state officials and impersonal arbiters.

Can I donate my belongings in my will?

Speaking of a legacy, having a will is a great way to leave one. It is so very heartening when we at Hope Rescue Mission are able to serve, to help rescue, and to see life transformation because of partners in ministry SUCH AS YOU! We are reminded of the Apostle Paul’s statement as the church was establishing the foundation of doctrine, stating: “Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.” Galatians 2:10. Thank you for your willing “eagerness” to partner with us!

Does the state of Montana require specifics in the will?

States have specific requirements and laws for Last Wills and Testaments. In Montana, two witnesses over the age of 18 are required for the signing of the will. Handwritten wills are accepted, but the attorney-created documents with GiftWise are state-specific and legally-binding, so you don’t need to worry about ensuring validity in Montana.

What do I do with my belongings after death?

Consider donating your belongings to your Montana community. At Hope Rescue Mission, we utilize our donations of clothing and furniture by reselling items at the Hope Thrift Boutique. Larger donations such as vehicles are used to increase our capacity for support and help Restore Hope to those in recovery or living on the streets.

Take 15 minutes to complete your Last Will and Testament today with a simple questionnaire. This will is created through Hope Rescue Mission’s partnership with GiftWise at no cost to you.

“Legacy gifting is a wonderful way to make significant, tax-free donations to charity. Specifically, Life Insurance is a cost-effective way of providing a tax-free benefit to anyone of your choosing. Hope Mission was an easy choice for me to name in my life insurance contracts as I believe in the work they do and have to watch them properly manage their money and put it to real-world work helping those that need a little lift. This simple, very affordable financial vehicle will fund their mission work long after I am gone. Till that day, I don’t miss a week of shopping in their boutique!” – Don

No-Cost Wills

Hope Rescue Mission has partnered with GiftWise to provide no-cost will planning. Find out more.