Library Corner: NuWav legal documents — for free

Tess Riley
Grand County Library District

As 2019 rolls in, lots of people are thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Fitness centers will see an uptick in new memberships, and diet books will fly off the shelves. However, in addition to shedding those holiday pounds, the new year is a great time to make sure your personal affairs are in order.

Granted, estate planning isn’t as glamorous as heading off to the gym in your new workout threads, but having a will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. A will can save your family time, money, and untold stress during an already stressful time.

A quick internet search will reveal that downloadable legal documents usually come with a hefty price tag or hidden fees, but thanks to your local library, creating a will is simple and free.

Grand County Library District subscribes to NuWav Legal Documents, which is a free resource for all library cardholders. With NuWav, you can go online this afternoon, fill out a simple will, print it, and cross this resolution off your list before bedtime tonight.

You’ll find wills for all types of family arrangements…married, single, adult children, minor children, no children. Whatever your situation, there’s a will on NuWav to meet your needs.

In addition to forms for wills and estate planning, you’ll find a wealth of other documents at your fingertips.

NuWav has documents in all of these categories:

Estate Planning (Power of Attorney, Wills, Healthcare Planning)

Real Estate (Landlord, Leases, Eviction, Commercial)

Business (Transactions, Bills of Sale, Contracts)

Civil (Divorce, Name Change, Protection Orders)

Family (Medical, Visitation, Paternity & Adoption)

Personal Finance (Personal Credit, Identity Theft)

Courts (Bankruptcy, Immigration, Civil, FMLA, Jury Duty)

And many more… (Public Assistance, Public Information Requests, Social Contracts, etc.)

Some documents are ready to go once they have been filled out and signed, some documents require a witness, while others may require a notary stamp.

Accessing NuWav Legal Documents is easy. Here’s how:

1. Visit

2. From the menu bar along the top of the webpage, select “eBooks & Learning Tools”

3. Scroll down to “NuWav Legal Documents” and click the highlighted link

4. Sign in with your GCLD library card number

5. Browse the various forms, fill one out, and print or save the completed document to your computer

Happy 2019 from your friends at Grand County Library District!

Tess Riley is library services specialist for the Grand County Library District.

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