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Importance of Estate Planning During Covid-19

Importance of Estate Planning During Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is a reminder of the importance of estate planning. Our mortality reminds us how important it is for you and your family to have an estate plan prepared and current to meet your specific goals and objectives. Collectively, we are all worried about our families, friends, neighbors and legacy. You may wonder, what will happen if I become sick? Who will make my decisions if I am incapacitated? Or even, what will happen if I die? As you begin to answer these questions, you may find solace by knowing that you can prepare and plan for sickness and death through a proper and current estate plan.

Stressing the Importance of Estate Planning During Covid-19

At Puff & Cockerill, we remain open for business and will continue to provide estate planning services to residents in New Jersey. As we recommend to all clients, each individual over the age of 18 should have, at a minimum, the basic estate planning documents: a Last Will and Testament, General Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, and a Living Will. Each estate planning document serves a purpose and together they provide an estate plan that may properly advance your goals and objectives.

While many individuals are sequestered at home with their family, it is an opportune time to reflect on your estate plan to ensure that your documents are in order. If you do not have an estate plan, there is no time like the present to start the process. As always, we advise that you consult an experienced estate planning attorney to assist you in your matters.

Pursuant to a newly enacted statute, you do not need to come to our office to sign your Will, Power of Attorney documents, or Living Will. You may now execute and verify your documents with authorized officials (i.e., our attorneys) using communication technology. Accordingly our office may remotely witness and affirm the execution of your estate planning documents via video conference with you while you are at home. The newly enacted statute was signed in order to fully and adequately protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the State of New Jersey from any threat or danger from exposure to Covid-19..

Please contact our office at 856-845-0011 or at info@pufflaw.com to discuss your estate plan with one of our estate planning attorneys. We will continue to be available for our clients and new clients. We hope all of you remain safe and healthy.