General FAQs
What is an Estate Vault?

LawDepot’s Estate Vault is the best place for you to digitally store and share your important estate planning documents. Once you create your documents with LawDepot, you can add them to your secure Estate Vault and invite your trusted loved ones to access them.

Who should create an Estate Vault?

Anyone who creates estate planning documents should store them in a secure place, such as LawDepot’s Estate Vault. Even if you keep hard copies somewhere safe, it’s a good idea to store your documents digitally as well. This way, if something destroys your physical copies, your digital copies remain intact.

What is a delegate?

A delegate is a trusted family member or friend who you invite to access the documents in your Estate Vault. Once a delegate accepts your invitation, they can view and download your estate planning documents. Delegates cannot edit or alter your documents.

If something happens to you, your delegate(s) can easily access the documents that are needed to carry out your wishes. For example, authorities may require a Power of Attorney form before allowing your agent to act on your behalf.

Why should I invite a delegate to access my Estate Vault?

To take full advantage of your Estate Vault, you should invite at least one delegate to have access to your estate planning papers. If something happens to you and your loved ones can’t access your documents, it can be difficult for your family to act on your behalf or close your estate.

How many delegates should I have?

There is not an ideal number of delegates that you should have for your Estate Vault as every person’s circumstances are different. As long as you have one trusted delegate, they will have access to your documents.

Can delegates edit my documents?

No, delegates cannot edit your documents. They can only view and download your documents.

Can I limit what a delegate can access?

No, once a delegate accepts your invitation, they can access all documents and files within your Estate Vault. If you don’t want a delegate to have access to a document, you must remove it from your Estate Vault.

Can I remove a delegate once they accept my invitation?

Yes, you can remove a delegate or cancel a pending invitation at any time.

Delegate FAQs
What is my role as a delegate?

If the Estate Vault owner is incapable of acting on their own, your role as a delegate is to access their documents. For instance, you may have to locate their Last Will and Testament in their Estate Vault and give it to the executor of the Will. Then, the executor can fulfill their duties.

How do I become a delegate?

You become someone’s delegate by accepting the Estate Vault invitation that they send to your email.

Do I need a LawDepot account to access someone’s Estate Vault?

Yes, creating a free LawDepot account allows you to access someone's Estate Vault files anytime, anywhere.

What happens if an Estate Vault owner passes away?

If you are someone’s delegate and they pass away, we recommend that you log in to your LawDepot account and download their files. An Estate Vault remains accessible for 1 year following the stoppage of payments.

Storage FAQs
Can I store multiple versions of each type of document in my Estate Vault?

You can only store multiple Power of Attorney forms in your Estate Vault. Some people create multiple Powers of Attorney so different agents can manage their finances, property, and family affairs. You can assign more than one agent within a single Power of Attorney or you can create multiple documents that are each dedicated to a specific agent.

Within your Estate Vault, you cannot store multiple Last Will and Testaments, Living Wills, End-of-Life Plans, Just-in-Case Instructions, or Personal Care Profiles. You should only have one of each type of document for yourself at a time. They should reflect your current wishes for your property, assets, and health care. Having multiple versions of these documents creates confusion as to what your true wishes are.

Can I update a document and add it to my Estate Vault?

Yes, you can update your documents at any time and add the most recent version to your Estate Vault. It’s good practice to review and update your documents periodically.

For example, update your Will if you have a significant change in your family situation (such as having new children or grandchildren) or if you acquire substantial assets.

Account FAQs
Is my Estate Vault secure?

Absolutely. We store your documents on our secure servers so only you and your chosen delegate(s) can access them by signing in to your accounts. Your other personal data, such as your credit card information is only accessible to you and not your delegate(s).

Should I share my LawDepot account password with a delegate?

No, do not provide your LawDepot account password to another person. Instead, invite them to access your Estate Vault as your delegate. Delegates have limited capabilities and cannot edit or alter your documents.

How much does an Estate Vault cost?

Estate Vault is available for any user who has an active subscription with LawDepot. Users who enjoy our Yearly, Monthly, or Free Trial Subscriptions, can create an Estate Vault to securely store and share their documents.

Can I try an Estate Vault with a Free Trial?

Yes, you can create an Estate Vault using LawDepot’s Free Trial. Once the trial period ends, you must purchase a subscription to continue having full access to your Estate Vault.

If I remove a document from my Estate Vault, can I recover it?

If you remove a document from your Estate Vault, it will remain in My Documents. You can add it back to your Estate Vault at any time.

Do I have to complete all estate planning documents?

No, you don’t have to complete every estate planning document in your Estate Vault. However, having a complete estate plan benefits your loved ones when you’re unable to act or advocate for yourself. For instance, without an End-of-Life Plan, your family may not know the specific ways in which you wanted to be memorialized.

How do I disable my Estate Vault?

If you cancel your subscription, your Estate Vault will be disabled and your delegate(s) will no longer have access to your documents.

If your credit card information expires, your Estate Vault remains accessible to your delegates for one year following the stoppage of payment.

My Estate Vault

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