By now we had all hoped that this pandemic would come to an end. Sadly, we are still in midst of it all and are now seeing what is supposed to be the “peak” of COVID-19 cases.
Since the previous blog about COVID-19, more information has come to light about the extent of the virus. We are now seeing cases spread across all age ranges. As mentioned in the previous article, we recommend that everyone over the age of 18 have their estate planning documents in place. Now with the cases arising in the non “high risk” groups, it’s even more crucial that everyone does so. This is not to alarm anyone but to make sure you are prepared. We truly care about our community here and want to help them as much as we can. In our case that includes making sure our clients have one less thing to worry about by having their estate planning complete.
For most, this pandemic has allowed us to spend more quality with our loved ones. We are seeing that we have a lot of time on our hands and in many cases don’t know what to do with it. This lockdown allows us the time to get tasks done that we couldn’t get around to during our previously fast-paced lives. You can take advantage of this time by contacting us and getting your wills, trusts and ancillary documents (consisting of a Durable Power of Attorney, Designation of Health Care Surrogate, Living Will and HIPAA Authorization) completed all without risking your health. Dunegan Law has video conferencing, telephone meetings and has taken all the precautionary measures to ensure we can help assist you without putting anyone at risk.
If you have existing estate planning documents, now is a good time to look them over and see if they need adjusting. Much can happen within a year and some documents may need adjusting for reasons such as birth of children, grandchildren, divorce, death, marriage etc.
Rest easy knowing your family has set in place health care directives and powers of attorneys if needed. Knowing that your loved ones will be taken care of is a comfort we could all use in this time of uncertainty.