The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wakeup call for those who have yet to craft or update an estate plan. An estate plan is necessary to protect you and your loved ones medically and financially. If you’ve been putting off crafting an estate plan, you may want to reconsider. Here are estate planning tips to consider during the pandemic.
Consider Your Options
When it comes to estate planning, you can either do it yourself online or hire an experienced attorney. You may want to consider online estate planning websites if you have little assets or don’t have children. You may want to consider a professional attorney if your financial situation may require trust structures or you have a family with special needs.
Perform Careful Research
If you decide to use an estate planning attorney, it’s important to perform careful research to pick the one that’s best for your situation. Ask family and friends for recommendations and check attorney licensing and qualifications. Read reviews online. Make sure you are working with a partner in the firm and not an associate. Ask questions about the document review and signing processes.
Expect Changes to the Estate Planning Process
Because of the pandemic, the estate planning process may be different and longer than it’s been in the past. Some attorneys are overwhelmed with requests or their service’s social distancing regulations have made face-to-face meetings impossible. As a result, attorneys are using video conferencing and phone consultations to meet with their clients.
Get Help with Your Estate Planning
The pandemic has raised concerns for many people about the health and future of themselves and their loved ones. If you’re looking to create or upgrade an estate plan, contact Turner Law today at (404) 377-6941 to receive a free initial phone consultation. Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting started today!
Posted on behalf of Turner Law, LLC