HOW IT WORKS
Are you preparing a will, or sensitive documents that you would like to share with people? Want to avoid unnecessary awkwardness or sensitive disagreements that may result because of this. What if there was a way for you to make sure your loved ones can get the documents you prepared for them, after your passing?
One Less Worry
TIME SECURED will save you those sleepless nights wondering if they have the most up to date documents, or if they lose or forget any hardcopies you had given them. It will also save you from sharing sensitive wishes or instructions before really having to do so.
The TIME SECURED App is the first app dedicated to this type of service. Just set up an account to upload your information and document into “vaults”. These vaults will be accessible to you and to people you select, at a time of your choosing.
You set when and how they have access. In case you are not around, they will be able to request access to your “vault” and upon confirmation will get all the documents you had intended for them.
Ensuring Easy Access
All the beneficiary has to do is submit a request for access and validate, through a set process. An alert will be sent to you to confirm if this is ok with a wait period determined by you. You can choose to reject the request or simply do nothing to allowing access as intended – no hassle, no problems.
The TIME SECURED App makes everything from creating the document vaults, to adding beneficiaries and setting the access timelines a simple process. The easy to use App is your tool to make sure your loved ones get the information you want them to have, when you want them to.
What is a Power of Attorney?
There is a lot of confusion on the need for Power of Attorney and equally important on the revocation of it. Generally, a need for establishing a Power of Attorney (PoA) is most necessary in case something were to happen to you. For example, if you have had an accident or illness that impacts your ability to make financial or healthcare decisions for yourself, you will need someone to make those decisions for you. You should consider having a power of attorney, regardless of age or financial situation. You will always need that level of decision-making if you are not able to make it yourself, even if you don’t have a lot of assets. A power of attorney is a legal document that gives someone you trust the right to make financial or health care decisions for you. This trusted person does not have to be a lawyer to be your attorney, it can be a family member, friend or a trusted professional of your choice. Without an attorney for property, your family, including your spouse, cannot automatically step in to make financial decisions for you. They might have to go to court to become your court-appointed guardian. As a worst-case scenario, the government may have to make decisions for you, but only as a last resort. There are two types of powers of attorney: Personal care An attorney for personal care can make decisions about your: health care housing other aspects of your personal life such as meals and clothing If you do not have an attorney for personal care, your family can make some decisions, but not all. Property An attorney for property can make decisions about your financial affairs including: paying your bills collecting money owed to you maintaining or selling your house managing your investments You should choose a person you trust to act as your attorney, such as a family member, spouse, or long-time friend. Some people choose a lawyer or trust company. Talk to the person or company before appointing them to make sure that they will take on this responsibility. Make sure they understand how you want your financial affairs or personal care handled. You should never feel pressured to make someone your attorney. Speak to a lawyer about your options if you do not have anyone you are comfortable appointing. You can make a power of attorney document yourself for free or have a lawyer do it. The Time Secured app provides a few editable templates that you can fill out and scan for safe keeping, including revocation of Power of Attorney if needed.
Why make a Living Will?
So what exactly is a living will? Unlike a final will where you state who you want to inherit your property after you pass away, in a living will, you outline your preferences about future healthcare treatments, in case you’re ever unable to express your wishes to doctors and loved ones. For example, if you end up in a coma, unconscious or unable to verbally articulate your thoughts. A living will also be referred to as “medical directives,” “health care proxies,” or “advance health care directives.” Some jurisdictions have a standardized form, while other places allow you to draft your own document so long as you have it witnessed and signed. Once you make a living will, at a time when you are able to mentally and physically do so, the person making a decision on your behalf, if something were to happen to you, will be bound to comply with any wishes you expressed while you were still capable. It is a binding document. These documents have become popular as more and more people realize the importance of making critical decisions about their medical and end-of-life care ahead of time. Many legal battles have taken place which negatively affect family members where they try to keep a specific member alive using medical treatments, while others prefer to end the person’s life if no recourse is expected in improving their health to minimize suffering. Having a living will help prevent much of this by allowing each person to document their own wishes and preferences, giving more certainty, for other family members or loved ones to follow whether they agree with it or not. Some of the specific benefits of a living will include: Authorize treatments. There are many procedures that require authorization from the patient. You can make these authorizations in advance in case you are incapacitated. You can ensure that you will get the treatment you need and want. Refusing specific treatments: As the inverse of the previous point, there are a number of reasons why people may not want certain medical treatments. It could be a “do not resuscitate” order, or you may not want a feeding tube. Some treatments may be against your moral or religious beliefs. A living will give you control over the treatments that you will accept and those you will not. Know your outcomes: You never know when an illness or disease might strike or you may be in an accident that puts you into a situation where you cannot make your health care decisions. Having a living will in place ensures you that incapacitation will not make outcomes a guessing game. You know what to expect because you have specified it. Eliminate financial problems for your family: Medical treatments, especially long term care, can become very expensive. You can make decisions in advance that will eliminate or minimize the cost of care for you. Make the decisions easy for your family: Similar to the previous point, since you have specified what you want, it will be easier for your family to accede to your wishes. You have limited their options so decisions won’t be as difficult as they might have been. Prevent arguments among family members: Your family cares about you, but different family members may have different opinions about the best treatment for you. By creating a living will, you can eliminate any disagreements. Ensure doctors follow your wishes: With an advance directive, your doctors will do what you wanted them to do. They won’t do what they simply feel is best for you. You are in control and not your doctor. The Time Secured app makes creating a living will easy, there are editable templates that can be used and downloaded for signature. These can then be sent to your family members for safekeeping or through the passing vault (if you don’t want them to see it until there is a need to).
Your personal digital vault, and your best shot at making your cherished documents a legacy.
Time Secured first started as a solution to a problem we as developers faced. We lost loved ones, family members, and best friends that left us lost and overwhelmed, and wishing we had something to remind us of them. This included important documents, old pictures, writings, and sensitive secrets - Small but important things that belonged to them and that if we had access to, would make their memory live forever, enabling us to have material tokens of cherished moments available every time we miss our dear ones a little more than usual.
As the forward-thinking developers we are, we went straight to the drawing board with one simple concept in mind: Create a secure, cloud-based vault for people to store every file, document, and image in to make their memory last forever.
And that’s exactly what we created: a platform that you have complete control over, that can keep your documents of choice and your will safe and sound decades after your passing, and that your loved ones get the memories and the closure they deserve.
Complete accessibility on all mobile platforms.
When developing Time Secured, we also wanted to make sure that whatever you leave behind, truly looks and feels like you, and can be accessed by any of your loved ones no matter their age, their technical knowledge, or the device they’re using. This is why Time Secured is completely customizable, with different themes, color palettes, and separable into multiple vaults. Time Secured is also available on the Apple store and Google play, and only takes a few minutes to set up and start storing. Because time, as life constantly teaches us, is of the essence.
Time Secured started when there was a noticeable gap for tools that allow a person to share their final will, or other important documents, after they pass.
For a number of reasons people may not want to share some sensitive information with their loved ones while they are alive, but they want to make sure they have this information once they pass.
Time Secured was created to solve this problem, helping both the person who is creating the documents and those who receive it, with an easy process.
A passing vault is the main reason for the app. It allows you to share the vault and its contents in a way that makes sure your beneficiary or beneficiaries can get the files in the vault you created, even after you pass away.
If you pass away, the chosen beneficiary can request access to the information through a link in the email they receive; which will be sent to them after you add them to the vault.
When the request is made, the user who created the vault will get an alert. The user can reject access to the file request within a defined number of days, if they are still alive or don’t want to share the documents just yet. The number of days duration is chosen by the user when the vault is created by them.
But if there is no rejection, the beneficiary will be sent all the files in the vault through the selected beneficiary email.
The trigger vault is an added feature to the Time Secured app. It allows the user to create a vault and set a date and time to share the vault with the selected beneficiary.
There is no email request required, when the time for the vault arrives, the documents will be automatically shared with the beneficiary by email.
It is a great way to share information if you know the exact time you want to do so. Once you set the time trigger, just forget about it and Time Secured will make sure the documents are sent on time to the chosen beneficiaries.
This can be useful if you want to share documents to children once they reach a certain age or after a certain event. It can also be useful for sharing signed documents and agreements at a specific time for example.
An email will be sent to them with instructions on how to access the vault if it is a “Passing” vault. They They will request access and if the creator of the vault does not reject their request, they will be able to access the vault and download the documents.
For a “Trigger” vault they will be sent the documents at the specified time automatically.
Depending on the subscription level; for “Standard Subscription” users can upload up to 10MB worth of documents and files such as word, text, excel, and PDF files.
For “Premium Subscription” users, they may upload up to 100MB worth of files permitted in the Standard Subscription, plus a number of multimedia files such as pictures, audio and video.
We might expand this if there is a need to do so in the future.
You will be able to upload a scan copy of your final will, much alike any other file. Please note that uploading a final will to Time Secured may not be enough for a court to determine that the will is valid. In many places they still require to see the original document of the final will, and having an email or scan may not be enough.
Please check with your local area to see what the requirements are, including whether a will needs to be notarized or not.
You may still upload copies of your final will to Time Secured where it will be kept safe, along with confidential instructions of where your original final will document is located. For example you may provide the safe access number if your will is located in a particular safe box, the login information if it is nationally registered, or a instructions on the location if it is in the house.
They will be kept so long as the subscription fees are made. If the subscription payment is not made, a warning will be sent to the user by email to make payment within a month. If a payment is not made, the account, vaults and documents will be deleted.
If the user cancels the account at any time by choice, the account and its contents will be deleted within a two-week period.
Time Secured will delete all the relevant files from the database. Time Secured will not keep any future copies of deleted vaults and the files contained within them.
All new users will receive a free 1 month trial period, following which they will have the option of a either a monthly subscription of $1 USD or a yearly flat fee of $10 USD for a “Standard Subscription” which allows document uploads up to 10 MB.
For multimedia uploads, such as audio, pictures and video, in addition to documents with our “Premium Subscription” the monthly rate is $3 USD and a yearly flat fee of $30 USD. A maximum file size of 100 MB is permitted under this subscription.
We are looking to adding existing additional features in the future such as increased file size uploads and creating a more streamlined process and interface.
This is an app for you, so any comments or feedback you may have would be welcome. If you would like any additional features, we would be happy to look into it and respond back on where we end up.
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