Forrest (Woody) Mosten

Mediator and Collaborative Attorney

Certified Family Law Specialist

Personal Legal Wellness Check-up

Like a legal thermometer, this check-up helps you assess your current legal health to prevent or minimize legal troubles in your life. Print out your completed check-up and if you have questions or concerns, please contact us or a lawyer in your area.





Do you have a will which has been revised within the past 3 years?


Are there any estate planning changes which should be considered?


Is your contract of employment, partnership (PC, etc.) agreement both current and adequate for your current needs?


Are you adequately covered by policies of life, vehicle, liability (both personal and professional), disability, umbrella, and other insurance?


Do you have any financial or liability exposures which are insurable but presently uninsured (e.g. disability insurance, umbrella policy)?


Have the liability policy limits changed within the past three years?


Are there any potential claims which could be asserted against you?


Do you presently have a written and current listing of all important future dates, such as expiration, option, maturity and due dates?


Have you within the past 5 years checked whether the Social Security Administration has properly accounted for your future benefits?


Do you have a file, stored in a secure and fireproof location, containing all important documents (wills, securities, contracts, marriage/divorce papers, deeds, pension/profit sharing plans etc.)?


Have you within the past 3 years reviewed the beneficiary designation on all documents which requires such information??


Do you have a complete and current personal financial statement which lists in detail all of your personal assets and liabilities?


Do you have a complete and current inventory of all of your physical possessions, sufficient to support a claim in the event of a loss?


To the extent the foregoing questions are relevant to your spouse (if any) and minor children (if any) are there any matters or issues which should be updated, reconsidered or changed?


To the extent there are persons other than spouse or children for whom you may have some responsibilities (e.g. aging parents) are there items or issues which should be updated or changed?

Have any of these questions caused you to consider taking some action or making some further review?

Is there any other major category of personal legal exposure which should be included on this summary list? (Please specify)

© Forrest S. Mosten

Certified Family Law Specialist
Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California