We are pleased to announce that Massachusetts residents can now complete critical estate planning from the comfort and safety of home. An act has passed allowing for the remote signing, witnessing, and notarization of documents during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
The creation of your documents can be completed using a combination of telephone, email, and by utilizing our secure portal provided by the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Signings would take place via video conference and plans compiled via US mail. We will guide you through the process every step of the way. As an estate planning, probate, and elder law firm, we are passionate about serving our community, particularly it's most vulnerable citizens, including seniors, those who are ill, disabled, experiencing mental health challenges and children with special needs.
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.
HIPAA 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.