Estate Planning During COVID-19

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We are here to help with the social distancing and the solitude that COVID-19 creates by providing a solution to your homebound boredom: establishing your estate plan! In between continuing your normal life and attempting to remain sane, I am sure that you are at home, building forts with your children and watching the same movie for the fourth time this week, while Handelin Law estate planning attorneys are hard at work making sure people like you have their affairs in order. With this solution, I am sure you are asking yourself these three questions:

  • What is an Estate Plan?
  • Is the process difficult? and
  • How can I possibly manage to do this while I am socially distancing?

First and foremost an estate plan is a comprehensive collection of documents to provide for your care in times of incapacity, as well as provides for a cohesive and complete distribution of your assets in an efficient and enforceable manner. These uncertain times can provide the perfect opportunity to create certainty with your estate plan.

The process of preparing an estate plan is conceptually very basic – in other words, what treatment do you wish in the event you are not able to make those decisions, who do you want to enforce those decisions, and from the financial side, who do you want to be in charge of your finances and material possessions in the event of incapacity and who do you want to get your things after you have passed away. Invariably, the more in-depth you delve into these decisions, the more difficult it will become. However, our experienced estate planning attorneys help you navigate the uncertainty and we remain available to assist in the event something changes. It is our goal to make sure that your wishes are carried out, even when you are no longer here.

These times of social distancing provide a perfect opportunity to evaluate these decisions. Our team at Handelin Law uses technology to our advantage, so we can provide the intake worksheet, conduct the initial interview and follow up meetings video conferencing or over the telephone, and we can now effectively allow you to execute your estate plan electronically or through safe social distancing signings here at our office.

Handelin law remains committed to you and our community regardless of the circumstances.