Coronavirus (COVID-19) dominates the news. American life has been rearranged in just a few short days as the nation – and the world – hunkers down to combat and contain the virus. Many Americans are now working from home as social distancing has become a temporary norm.
Our social distancing means that we suddenly have a lot more time at home to fill, giving a lot of people an opportunity to catch up on important tasks that have for one reason or another been previously pushed to the side. For people without estate plans, and for those who have outdated estate plans, this is an excellent time to take care of a missing part of financial security for your family.
A recent article on how coronavirus and social distancing made this point: “as each day brings more closures and more quarantines, the need for estate planning becomes more real.”
The article goes on to state that at the very least, you should have a will, power of attorney and a health care proxy. If you were to pass on without a will, a Florida probate court would dictate how your assets would be distributed. And if you don’t have a will and are the parent of a minor child, a judge will decide on inheritance and custody of your child.
So how to meet with a Brevard County attorney and create that last will and testament while also maintaining social distancing? We have a solution. While our offices remain open, we are also offering meetings by video conferencing and by phone.
Simply give us a call and we will work with you to find a solution that fits your needs.