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Write a Will During the Coronavirus Lockdown Philadelphia, PA Write a Will During the Coronavirus Lockdown Philadelphia, PA

If you need a lawyer to help you write a will during the Coronavirus lockdown Philadelphia, PA residents rely on, you need the help of the team at Klenk Law. We know that during these unprecedented times, many families are beginning to think about what is most important to them and how they may be able to provide for their families after they pass away. Although no one wants to spend time thinking about what will happen after they die, we know it is also important to take care of your family if you are able to.

If the Coronavirus has encouraged you to pursue writing a will and you have any questions, please call our office now. We are always here for our clients. 

Why Writing a Will is Important

There are few tasks in life that are more emotionally challenging than preparing for a time when you’ll no longer be able to take care of your family in-person. However, the COVID-19 pandemic is providing the public with a profound reminder.  Although the act of writing a will can be emotionally draining, it is a task that is necessary.  Tackle an estate plan as soon as you become an adult. Without a legally enforceable will in place, it will be a judge who decides how to distribute your assets.

Further, who will assume guardianship of your dependents? Why not provide your family with the details surrounding your burial or cremation? Don’t you want to make these decisions for yourself? By writing a will and putting other critical estate planning documents in place, you’ll better ensure that your wishes are respected. A well-crafted plan protects your family’s interests in the event of your death.

Please allow the experienced team at Klenk Law to help you write a will during the coronavirus lockdown in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Residents of PA and surrounding communities can work with our team in ways that honor social distancing. Your safety is our priority. We offer free consultations to prospective clients. So if you’re thinking about trying to write a will in PA, or one of the other numerous communities we serve, our team can help.

But Do I Really Need a Will?

If you have no minor children or valuable assets, you may think, “Do I need to make a will?” After reaching the age of 18, the answer to that question is “Yes.” Even if the only property you own is sentimental and doesn’t have significant monetary value, you’ll want to take the time to ensure your wishes are respected. If you have a pet, you’ll also want to make a plan for that pet’s care in the event of your death. Even if you don’t own a single possession, you’ll want to put an advanced healthcare directive and power of attorney in place. Our team can help you with these critical tasks too.

Legal Assistance Is Available

If you’re thinking about trying to write a will during the coronavirus lockdown in Philadelphia, PA, or in one of the other communities our firm services, please don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation today. This process can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Take a little time to answer important questions about your assets, your beneficiaries, and some other critical preferences. 

Our team can handle the legal “heavy lifting” on your behalf. When you take the time to write a will during the coronavirus lockdown (in Philadelphia, PA, or anywhere else, really), you’ll be investing in your future and that of your family’s. Don’t let the fear of confronting a time when you won’t around keep you from preparing properly for that eventuality. Hesitation now may cost you and your family dearly later. Let us help. We look forward to speaking with you.

Why is a Will a Good Idea?

Most people know that if they pass away and they do not have a will or a trust in place, the probate court will decide who gets which assets. When this is the case, do you even need a will? We highly recommend you write one, especially during these times. The coronavirus has encouraged many people to become more introspective and think about how they can take care of their family after they pass away. Additionally, you will have our help creating your will every step of the way. When you create a will, you can:

  • Decide who gets your assets. This is a big one for many reasons. Instead of a third-party deciding who gets your assets (and most likely giving some assets to the wrong people), you have the power to decide who gets your house, your car, and even your collection of antique vases. This can also help to minimize disputes when your will goes through probate court. 
  • You can name a guardian. If you have minor children, we know they are the most important things in the world to you. You want to know that if you pass away while they are still minors, someone who loves and cares for them will be able to take care of them. 
  • You can disinherit certain people. When you are considering whether you should write a will during lockdown, it is helpful to know that you can disinherit certain people. This means if there are certain people you do not want to get any assets when you pass away, you can specifically write this into your will. 

How COVID Has Changed Estate Planning

We understand how stressful this year has been, as most people have been impacted in some way. Times like these make us think about our loved ones and the future, and may lead some to consider sitting down and focusing on writing or updating a legally-binding estate plan. However, COVID has made the process of notarizing and witnessing estate plan documents challenging. Some states are allowing online notarization, which can be helpful in getting estate plan affairs in order.

More people have been reviewing their estate plan since COVID began. Because COVID was deemed contagious and potentially fatal, many people have felt the urge to make plans so they feel more reassured about the future. A last will and testament is a common way to plan for what happens to your legacy and assets once you pass on. But, when writing these documents, seeing to it that they are clear, straight-forward, and properly executed based on state law is imperative. Otherwise, you risk these documents not standing in court or causing confusion for those who you chose to handle your affairs after you have passed on.

Social Distancing During COVID

The safety and health of our clients is our top priority, and we are happy to say that we can provide over the phone or video calls when needed. While you may be tempted to use an automatic will writing program online, there are so many ways that things can go awry. By having a real person and lawyer who has your best interests at heart review estate plan documents, you can feel reassured that the chances of an issue arising later on are minimal.

The will you write cannot be deemed legally valid until it is witnessed and signed by a couple people who will not benefit from it. In most states, everyone must be physically present during the witnessing. For other states, the testator can attest to their witness that the document is theirs and then provide a signature thereafter. We can inform you of state laws for Pennsylvania, and how this will impact how your estate documents are validated. There are creative and safe ways, with six feet social distancing in mind, for you to officially have witnesses and sign your will.

Get Help With Your Will Today! 

We know that times are stressful right now. Please remember there are compassionate and knowledgeable lawyers who can support you, such as those from our law firm. We are ready and available to assist you, all you have to do is call today for more information about how to properly establish your estate plan documents during the COVID-19. If you would like help in Philadelphia, PA to write a will during the Coronavirus lockdown, contact Klenk Law now! 

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