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Contemplating Your Estate Plan During Covid-19

Get Your Affairs in Order

For most of us, coronavirus and the threat it poses has made us contemplate the status of our estate plans. As thousands of people in the Commonwealth have died of COVID-19 and its complications, many thousands more are ill, and many, many thousands more face unemployment and financial hardship.

There are also innumerable, lesser losses: newborn grandchildren who have yet to meet their grandparents; weddings canceled and postponed; funerals with only a handful of mourners present to celebrate a life well-lived. All this is enough to make anyone consider life and what will become of loved ones after one’s own passage. A central part of smoothing one’s passage from this life for one’s family and friends is to have a will ready, and an estate plan updated, and clearly communicated.
While the coronavirus is most dangerous to people over sixty and those with preexisting conditions, the young and relatively healthy are also at risk of serious complication and even death. This underscores the need even for young people to have their affairs in order.

Update Your Will and Estate Plan

Our estate planning attorneys are prepared to assist you during these difficult times. We are available for case evaluations and consultation by phone and over a secure webcam connection. At present, notaries throughout Massachusetts are closed. However, a bill currently before the state legislature would allow attorneys and paralegals to notarize documents over webcam for the duration of this crisis.

As this situation develops, we are here for you to best address your estate-planning and other legal needs. Our attorneys are reachable today by phone and through our website messaging system.

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