The reality of COVID-19 has forced many individuals to address the “what if” scenarios that were previously unthinkable, or at least the situations that no one ever wants to talk about or deal with.
Most of us have fortunately never dealt with anything like this – extended periods of isolation at home and long-term social distancing – in our lives. Many people are reaching out to execute estate plans they have put off finalizing and signing. Others are calling to start estate plans they should have started years ago. Attorneys are offering creative solutions to get estate planning documents signed and in place.
Here are eight things you should know.
Speak with your attorney about how you should proceed with your estate planning in light of this new (and hopefully temporary) reality. At the very least, you can get all your documents finalized and ready to sign when it is safe to venture outside your home.