COVID-19 has put all of us on guard and has put some people in a state of outright panic. If you do not have estate planning documents such as powers of attorney addressing your health care needs or if you do not have a trust or a will to address your last wishes with respect to your family and your property, we are attempting to offer emergency estate plans to fill the void and put people at ease. Typically we take 4-8 weeks and several meetings to draft a detailed and very customized plan for our clients. However, to address this issue quickly we have adjusted our process to meet people by Skype or Zoom and conduct a brief client interview and generate fast, low cost and simplified estate planning documents to ensure your wishes are honored and that you stay out of probate. While we hope these are documents that none of us need in the coming weeks and months, our aim is to assist in setting up an estate plan and help bring people some security in turbulent times.
Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide a general summary of laws in the State of California and should not be construed as a legal opinion nor a complete legal analysis of the subject matter. Noelle Minto is an attorney at NM Law, APC in Tustin, California, a law firm specializing in Trusts & Estates and Business Transactions.