During this unsettling time of the coronavirus Covid-19, all of us at Asset Protection & Elder Law of Georgia share the worries of every individual and family. But above all, we are ensuring that the legal needs of existing and new clients are met during the pandemic. Our attorneys are actively helping with estate planning needs, as well as matters involving probate and trust administration.
We are carefully abiding by all government and medical expert guidelines. We work remotely and use phone consultations whenever possible. We’ve even been creative in resolving issues that arise. If we can help you and your family, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
An essential task for everyone to complete as soon as possible is making certain that your estate plan has all the necessary documents — and that all those documents are up to date. Covid-19 makes the need for an estate plan apparent in way that none of us has never before experienced.
The grim reality is that the coronavirus creates the risk of incapacity or death for anyone who becomes infected. Your estate plan protects you and your family if either of those distressing possibilities occurs.
No one is unaffected by the risks of Covid-19. While elders and individuals with serious underlying conditions are at the highest risk, anyone of any age can suffer the worst consequences of the virus. Almost daily, there are heartbreaking news stories about families who lost loved ones in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s — and many of those individuals were healthy and had no underlying medical conditions.
The tragic consequences of the coronavirus can strike anyone and any family. While every adult should have an estate plan under any circumstances, it is now more important than ever to make sure your estate plan documents are current.
These are the documents in a complete estate plan:
If you have an estate plan, here are the steps to take now:
If you do not have an estate plan in place, contact an experienced estate planning attorney to create one at the earliest possible time.
From our Cartersville office, we provide legal services to clients throughout the communities northwest of Atlanta, including in Bartow County, Cobb County, Cherokee County, Gordon County, Floyd County, and Paulding County. Call us at (770) 382-0984 or contact us through our online form.