Many types of property and investments pass outside of probate and allow you to designate who will receive them after your death. It is important that these designations are kept up to date and are consistent with the rest of your estate plan.
You may need to reevaluate some elements of your estate plan in light of the coronavirus pandemic. There are unique aspects of this crisis that your current estate planning documents may not be suited to handle.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, estate planning is a higher priority than ever. But no one wants to put themselves or others at risk while doing it. Elder law and estate planning firms are well aware of this concern.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may no longer be able to visit right now. How can you continue to assist your parents from a distance? The answers depend on the types of help you have been providing, but here are a few options.
The coronavirus health emergency is a reminder that life is unpredictable, and it makes sense to be prepared. It may sound self-serving, but with the danger posed by the pandemic, it may be a good time to reevaluate your estate plan.
While estate planning is important for married couples, it is arguably even more necessary for couples that live together without getting married. Without an estate plan unmarried couples won’t be able to make end-of-life decisions or inherit from each other.