Coronavirus Special Offer | Legal Documents
It is a stressful time for everyone right now. The world is in a state of disruption as businesses and schools close, grocery store shelves are empty, vacations and weddings are being canceled or put on hold, and some people brace themselves for a health emergency.
This type of event, not seen before, creates a stress and it is time as a nation to employ our empathy, kindness, patience and support for those lives afflicted worse than others.
As we now know, COVID-19 is especially dangerous for those who fall into the high-risk category – people above the age of 60, and people of all ages who are immuno-compromised because of underlying health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, cancer, etc.
The number of people contracting the virus is growing exponentially every day despite calls for social distancing, which will put our medical system under extreme stress.
Legal Protection During Coronavirus
One of the most challenging aspects of my job as an estate lawyer, is convincing people that an estate plan is about much more than death, assets, or taxes. In fact, I’d argue that the most critical component of estate planning is protecting you and your loved ones’ health and wellbeing, by stating your specific desires and by designating the appropriate person to make decisions for you.
There are basic legal documents that ALL Adults, whether 18 or 98, and regardless of income or net worth, need to have in place NOW, not tomorrow. This couldn’t be more true.
No one wants to think about the possibility of becoming seriously ill or incapacitated, but if your health took a sudden turn for the worse, would you be prepared?
Who would be legally privy to your medical condition?
Who would you want (or not want) making medical decisions on your behalf if you were not able?
What type of life-saving measures would you want (or not want) exercised?
Three Documents You Need Now!
1. Advanced Medical Directive (Medical or Health Care Power of Attorney)
2. Financial Power of Attorney
3. HIPAA forms
If you or a loved one are interested, please call our office at (301) 468-3220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. We have the capability to meet remotely, by phone or video conference.
While preparing the appropriate estate planning documents is always important, I implore you to take this opportunity to clearly define your objectives and desires, and to appoint the appropriate persons to make decisions for you!