We are living in very challenging times.
The uncertainty of this pandemic has us all wondering what’s going to happen, and worrying about what happens if we were to get sick. Across the country medical personnel and first responders are putting their own health at risk to care for those battling COVID-19. They are fighting an unknown illness; struggling to get enough Personal Protective Equipment; and face an increased risk of infection. Many are making arrangements to stay away from their own families during this crisis in hopes of protecting those they love.
The medical personnel and first reponders are the real heroes of our time.
I am pleased to join a movement of attorneys across the nation providing our front line workers with complimentary estate planning essentials. These documents are intended to provide a quick and easy way to legally appoint the right people to handle your financial transactions; to make your medical decisions; and to care for your minor children in the event you are temporarily or permanently unable to. These documents are not a complete estate plan and does not address how your assets will be handled upon your death. This is not intended to be a complete estate plan, but is intended to allow you to put something quickly in place right now to handle emergency situations.
The Emergency Estate Plan Essentials include:
- Financial Power of Attorney: Appoints someone who can make financial transactions on your behalf, either because you are unavailable to do so, or because you are incapacitated.
- Health Care Directive: Allows you to appoint a health care agent to make decisions if you are unable to make them yourself. Also allows you to provide guidance as to what type of care you wish to receive or what your end of life wishes are.
- Custodian Designation: This document allows you to appoint someone who will care for your children in the event you are unable to do so yourself, either temporarily or permanently.
The process for this is as follows:
- Complete the form below and verify that we are able to provide services to you.
- Receive an email with an agreement to sign electronically and a link to the online questionnaire. Sign the agreement and complete the questionnaire.
- Schedule a phone conference with Jennifer to answer any questions or gather remaining information. We will then draft your documents.
- Receive the drafted documents by email along with instructions for signing. You will be responsible for printing the documents out and signing before a notary.
The Emergency Estate Plan Essentials is being offered until June 1, 2020.