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Remote Estate Planning in the COVID-19 Era, by Steve Wade

Jun 9, 2020 | Firm News

These are uncertain times for all of us. Many of our clients have expressed concerns and “what if” questions about their families and their lives and what would happen to their assets if they were gone. To provide some certainty, we’ve informed our clients that wills and powers of attorney (POAs) can now be completed with our assistance from the safety of their own homes.

Governor Pritzker issued an Executive Order allowing us to finalize estate planning documents remotely. Now you can prepare a will, powers of attorney, and even a trust without leaving your home. Essentially, the only device needed to remotely sign your documents is a personal computer, laptop, tablet, or even a smart phone, as long as they are equipped with a camera and a microphone.

I can help you create wills, POAs, and trusts from home during this crisis. We are excited to report that I am currently assisting a number of new estate-planning clients since the first stay-at-home order was issued. Without a will or a trust, your assets could pass in a very different way from your choosing, and the person handling your affairs could be someone other than whom you prefer. By creating a will and power of attorney, you’re able to choose how you want things to be. Without a will and powers of attorney, you and your family may incur unnecessary costs and experience avoidable delays.

If you have already started the estate planning process but have not yet signed your documents, please contact us about signing remotely. Remember that having unsigned documents is like having no documents at all.

Please contact Steve Wade at 773-415-6054 or by email at [email protected] to finalize your estate planning documents or to get the process started.



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