With a unique virus like COVID-19 plaguing 2020, many people are asking themselves: What will my loved ones be left with when I’m gone? This is a sensitive subject, as many of us prefer not to think about the handling of affairs that quickly follows our departure from this world. Unfortunately, this matter is something that needs to be addressed if you want to save your loved ones a legal headache on top of their heartbreak over your passing. End of Life Estate planning is a great way to start on the road to marking off boxes in your End of Life checklist.
What is End of Life Estate Planning?
When you think of the word estate, you’re probably envisioning a house that you own. While this does fall under the category of your estate, there are many other assets that belong here as well. Everything you own – from your car to your properties, even checking and savings accounts, furniture in your home, life insurance policies, and personal possessions – these are all considered part of your estate. When you have clear, written instructions on where and who you’d like for these assets to go to after you pass, this is called End of Life Estate Planning.
Don’t know where to get started or what to include in your estate plan. That’s okay. We are here to help! We believe that one of the most important items in your planning is providing instructions for your care if you become incapacitated or disabled before your death. This particular subject is relevant to our current pandemic.
End of Life Estate Planning During COVID-19
At Fennell, Briasco & Associates, we want to help our community be prepared. With respiratory failure being a key symptom of COVID-19, many high-risk patients end up bedridden with no way to communicate their wishes. Having an end of life plan already in place before you reach this unfortunate circumstance will help your family handle the legal aspects of your care with ease. When you already have documents in place for when the unthinkable happens, both you and your family can rest easy knowing that you have prepared yourself.
These documents play an important role during typical end of life planning, but with the COVID-19 threat to respiratory systems and the resulting lack of normal verbal communication, it is of utmost importance to get these documents completed now:
- Last Will & Testament
- Medical Power of Attorney
- Financial Power of Attorney
- Advanced Directive
- Living Will
Prepare for End of Life Situations with A Trusted Attorney
For a limited time, Fennell, Briasco & Associates are offering discounted rates for End of Life planning that include both the Advanced Directive and Medical Power of Attorney. Normally, our packages may only include one or the other in regard to these crucial documents. Learn more about our will writing discount packages today, or call us at (770) 956-4030.