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Estate Planning: A New Process During COVID-19

No Contact Options For Signing Estate Planning Documents

COVID-19 is a very serious threat and we understand the need to protect our clients, who are often more vulnerable than others due to their age and pre-existing conditions.

We are getting many inquiries about estate planning stimulated by the “what if” scenario.  “What if I get sick, have to be on a ventilator for weeks at a time, or die–how will my family know how to handle my affairs?”  We encourage everyone to use this time to work through estate planning issues involving medical and financial planning, estate planning for death, and considering the possibility of a do not resuscitate order.

Shannon Miller, founder and Florida Board Certified Elder Law Attorney at The Miller Elder Law Firm in Gainesville Florida talks about the importance of estate planning and how the firm is executing these documents following all legal and COVID-19 guidelines.

 

We are doing estate planning, a featured service of our firm, but differently, safely with the least amount of contact. We take precautions to protect you and us.

The Miller Elder Law Firm has created a Checklist that adheres to the laws about executing these documents remotely in State of Florida and does not require paperwork to be exchanged by separating pages for witnesses and notaries to sign. We can share the new Checklists with you so you know and feel comfortable with each step.

For well clients, the process can still take place face to face, outside of our office, in a sanitized area. We practice physical distancing and sanitize all paperwork and instruments (pens). Get started with your estate planning now.

For sick clients and those at high risk, we have a virtual process managed at our office where you stay in your car. You can establish a valid estate plan following remote signing guidelines. This is especially good for those of you in the medical industry who want to get your affairs in order because you are concerned about risk of contracting COVID-19. We have reserved special appointment times for those in high risk and emergency situations who want to take care of your will and other estate planning documents quickly. Get started with your estate planning now.

We also offer facility based execution of documents, bring documents to you and are authorized to have those signed with physical distancing in place as well as through a window. We have a process and can complete your medical and financial documents without physical contact.Get started with your estate planning now.

gainesville elder law attorney shannon miller and scott anderson photoThese plans are so important now should you become ill, incapacitated, or die, and your estate plan can be carried out according to your wishes. Nobody likes to talk about dying or becoming seriously ill, but the consequences of not having an estate plan can be devastating to you and your family. Let us help you create your estate plan, which helps your wishes to be honored.  Elder law attorneys Shannon Miller and Scott Anderson are available to guide you through the process.

You may call our office at 352.379.1900 or contact us by completing the form below. Stay well.

We look forward to talking with you.