The coronavirus has swept through Kentucky and Ohio just as it has the rest of the nation. As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen, along with the death toll, more people may be thinking about long-term medical care and how their assets will be distributed if they pass away. The quarantine period is perhaps a good time to get the right estate planning documents in place to express your wishes and instructions should something happen to you.
If you’re interested in creating or modifying your estate plan during the COVID-19 pandemic, these actions are worth considering:
Most estate planning attorneys, including ours, are currently working remotely to maintain social distancing and keep clients and staff safe. We can have discussions on a video conference or over the phone. Documents can be emailed or sent through a delivery service so you can review and sign them without having to come to an office. In addition, Kentucky and Ohio are both on the list of states that allow wills and trusts to be notarized remotely, using electronic instead of in-person signing and attestation.
The estate planning lawyers of Hemmer DeFrank Wessels PLLC are available to help you during the COVID-19 crisis. Please call 859-344-1188 or contact us online and we would be happy to arrange a phone call, video conference or other method to help you get your estate plan in order.