How COVID-19 Has Affected Estate Planning in Maryland

There are few things more important in life than creating a comprehensive estate plan. The COVID-19 has recently brought to light just how important estate planning truly is. That being said, the nature of estate planning has changed, albeit (for the most part) temporarily. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Maryland estate planning attorneys to learn more about how the virus has affected estate planning and how we can help you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I get estate planning documents notarized during COVID-19?

In the state of Maryland, remote notarizations are permitted, under certain circumstances. However, you should note that you may not have these documents notarized through Zoom, for security reasons. If you would like to learn more about remote notarization during these unprecedented times, click here to read one of our previous blogs addressing Governor Hogan’s March 30, 2020, executive order addressing remote notarization in the state of Maryland.

Can I review estate planning documents with an attorney during COVID-19?

Of course, the current stay-at-home orders in place bar various types of interactions, in-person meetings with attorneys being one of them. However, that being said, we can always review any estate planning documents you may have virtually, or even over the phone. Of course, we understand that in some ways, in-person meetings are preferrable, our firm can assure you we can essentially conduct business as usual, even despite living in these unprecedented times.

How can I exchange copies of estate planning documents with my attorney?

Of course, it is always best to retain the services of an experienced Maryland estate planning attorney when creating a comprehensive, legally-enforceable estate plan. In many cases, these documents can be kept either physically or electronically. If you wish to access these documents, you can always reach out to our firm and receive them through the mail or by email. We know how important it is for you to have access to these critical documents, which is why we are always here to help.

If you have any additional questions regarding estate planning during these turbulent times, please do not hesitate to give our knowledgeable Maryland estate planning attorneys a call today. We can assist you through every step of the process to ensure you go on living with the peace of mind you and your family deserve.

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The attorneys at JD Katz have years of experience compassionately guiding clients in Maryland through the estate planning and administration process. Our firm also has experience with matters of elder law, business law, tax law, and litigation. For a legal team that will put your needs first, contact JD Katz today.