Please be advised of Current COVID protocols….
- No unvaccinated clients in the office. We can do Zoom/telephone call and will do curbside signings or remote signings.
- Fully vaccinated clients are allowed in the office, with a mask and must show proof of vaccination.
At Samuel, Sayward & Baler LLC, we have been paying close attention to all of the developments happening with COVID-19 / Coronavirus and the impact it has had on our clients and on their estate plans. Our goal as estate planning attorneys is for everyone to have an updated estate plan that will ensure you and your family are taken care of in the event of illness or death.
We understand many of you have questions. We have compiled a number of articles and resources on our blog and website. Here are two important articles below.
Three Things You Can Do Now – This article discusses three important things you can do right now. 1) Get Access to Your Health Care Documents Electronically 2) Meet with Us by Phone or Video Conference 3) Get Answers to Your Long-Term Care Planning Questions.
Five Answers to Questions In Uncertain Times – This article discusses questions that many people have about what will happen if they get sick or pass away: 1) what if I am hospitalized, 2) Who will decide what type of treatment I receive? 3) Who will make financial decisions for me if I can’t make them for myself? 4) If I die and do not have a Will, what will happen to my assets? 5) What will happen to my minor children if I pass away?
All of these issues present important questions and we have answers.
We are offering estate planning consultations in person (for fully vaccinated clients, with proof of vaccination) or by phone or video conference as a simple and safe way to keep your estate plan up-to-date and on track during the Coronavirus lockdown period, while social distancing protocols are in place.
We have a simple and secure process to meet with you remotely, and have made estate planning with videoconferencing easy and painless, even if you are not a regular user of technology. We take your privacy very seriously and have put in place all the necessary protocols to ensure your information is completely secure. Learn more about Estate Planning & Video Conferencing Online.
While the new realities of social distancing, sheltering in place, and self-quarantining are consuming our thoughts right now, the important issues addressed by estate planning are still there, and in fact, are more important than ever. We will get through this crisis. During this time and after, we want you to know that we are here to help you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Here are some online tools available to help you create a Health Care Proxy. You can discuss your health care wishes with your Health Care Agents on the Honoring Choices website. Additional tools can be found on the website of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging. For discussions about end of life care, check out the Conversation Project. Also see the state of MA HCP website.
We wish you and your family health and safety during these uncertain times. If you would like to speak with us, contact Lynne Abe firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a phone or video estate planning conference.