Office Reopening Announcement
Office reopening plan during the Coronavirus pandemic.
After working remotely for the past few months due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are excited to announce that our office reopened on Monday, May 18, 2020. Although we will not be meeting with clients in-person for the foreseeable future, we are available to work with you and your family through alternative methods of communication, including, telephone conference calls, video conference calls and email communications.
Specifically, our firm is offering flexible options to meet with you and/or your family virtually through teleconference calls or videoconference calls to discuss in detail your estate planning options.
Our office is able to prepare your estate planning documents or revisions to your existing estate planning documents. This process will remain identical to our standard practice of forwarding draft documents electronically or through the United States mail with a detailed explanatory letter that outlines the provisions of your estate plan or revisions to your estate planning documents. If you would like, you may schedule a telephone conference call or video conference call with your attorney to review those draft estate planning documents.
Once the final edits are made to your draft estate planning documents, our office will email you the final draft to review. After you have reviewed the finalized estate planning documents, you may call or email our office to schedule a time for the signing of these documents in a safe and secure location.
Executing your Estate Plan:
Our office has adapted our signing procedures to ensure that our clients are able to get their estate planning documents executed promptly. Specifically, in an effort to implement the estate plan as soon as possible, we will meet our clients at either of our office locations or in our client’s driveway. We will set up a table, thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant, in the parking lot of our office or in our client’s driveway, we will have our clients meet us there and sign the documents. We will at all times remain at least six (6) feet away from the table while each person is actually signing the documents and as required by law, we will have two (2) witnesses to the execution of your wills.
All explanations of the documents, including answering all of your questions, will have been done remotely so the actual signing of the documents should be very quick.
We will ask each client to bring their own blue ink pen for the signing process.
Furthermore, out of an abundance of caution, we highly urge you to reschedule your meeting to sign your estate planning documents if you are experiencing even the slightest COVID-19 symptoms.
Estate Settlement/Trust Administration Matters:
Estate settlements and trust administration matters generally lend themselves to remote communication between our attorneys and clients, when the need arises to have documents executed, we are adapting our office procedures to insure the proper execution of documents and the safety of our clients.
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As estate planning attorneys, our practice is dedicated to serving our clients professionally and in today’s environment, safely. As we continue to practice social distancing, our firm is committed to ensuring everyone’s safety and making it easy and accessible for our clients to have all of their estate planning questions answered and documents in place. In this time of uncertainty, we appreciate your patience and understanding. As our office’s reopening plan is constantly evolving, we will continue to keep you updated during this unprecedented time.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys, please feel free to contact our office by telephone at (401) 455-3500 or email our attorneys: