We are still working hard to ensure everyone our community is able to get their estate planning documents in place during this extraordinary time. We are currently doing most business virtually, though we are practicing social distancing and best hygiene practices for those occasions where it might not be feasible. We are conducting consultations virtually, and almost all we do can be done electronically.
Legislation allowing remote signing is currently before the Massachusetts Legislature. We are monitoring the status of the bill, and are hoping it will be signed in to law soon!
We urge you to be sure your estate plan is up to date at this uncertain time. Though a comprehensive estate plan is what we strive to provide all of our clients, we recommend, at a minimum, every person over 18 have these three basic documents regardless of their health or wealth:
Health Care Proxy: Allows your agent to make medical decisions for you (in consultation with your physicians) if you are unable to make those decisions for yourself.
Durable Power of Attorney: Allows you agent to pay your bills and make other time-sensitive decisions during your incapacity.
HIPPA Authorization: Authorizes those you designate to have access to your medical information and records.
As always, we remain committed to your Health, Happiness, and Legacy.