Legal Aid Service of Collier County Wills for Heroes Project

November 6, 2021, Naples, FL.

Legal Aid Service of Collier County will be conducting its 12th Annual “Wills for Heroes” event to prepare wills, living wills, and related basic estate planning instruments free of charge for some of the “heroes” in our community – including veterans, reservists, police officers, firefighters, EMTs/first responders, and the spouses of all these individuals who reside in Collier County.

To sign up, all heroes must pre-register by filling out the form on this webpage below.  After pre-registration, please download, print, fill out and email or mail the completed ‘WFH Intake Form’ to Legal Aid by November 1, 2021.

(All intake forms sent by regular mail should be addressed to Attention: Development Unit, Legal Aid Service of Collier County, 4436 Tamiami Trail East, Naples FL 34112)

About

What is Wills for Heroes?

Legal Aid Service of Collier County launched the Wills for Heroes Project (‘WFH’) in Collier County in 2012 in collaboration with private pro bono attorneys in Collier County including local members of the Estates and Trusts Section of the Collier County Bar Association.  The purpose of WFH is to honor and thank our local Veterans, Police Officers, Firefighters, and First Responders for their service to our country and community by providing them with free basic Wills and related estate planning documents.

Who is eligible for Wills for Heroes?

Collier County residents who are active or retired:

  • Police officers
  • Firefighters
  • First Responders
  • Veterans of the United States Military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard)
  • Spouses of heroes (including widows or widowers)

FAQ’s for Heroes

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When is Wills for Heroes taking place this year?

Pre-registered heroes will be served on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
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How do I sign up?

Collier County heroes and spouses can pre-register for Wills for Heroes by filling out and submitting the registration information form on this page.  The deadline to pre-register is Monday, November 1, 2021, by 1:00 p.m.
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Do I have to do anything besides registration before the event?

YES.  After registering, download the attached intake questions form and complete it, and email it back to Legal Aid.  This information is used by the pro bono attorneys to create a first draft of the Will and basic estate planning documents to review with you at the event.
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Are ’walk-ups’ allowed for heroes who have not pre-registered on the day of the event?

A limited number of walk-up applicants may be able to be served on the day of the event.  However, it is not guaranteed that a pro bono attorney will be available to serve those who have not pre-registered.  The best way to ensure your participation is to pre-register in advance by the deadline.  Anyone served as a ‘walk-up’ participant will be required to fully complete the intake questions form – which can be downloaded from this site and printed and filled out in advance.
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How can I learn more about Wills for Heroes?

An FAQ form can be accessed and downloaded from this event page which contains a great deal of useful information about the event and the process.  You can also email us at [email protected].
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You can also earmark a one-time donation directly to Legal Aid through the Fund a Need program to support the work of all the units and projects within Legal Aid that assist Veterans and others in need of our free legal services to meet basic needs such as food, medical care, and shelter.