With the degree of uncertainty we are all facing, now is an appropriate time to make sure you have completed your estate plan, updated it as you would like, and have all the necessary documents in place. Especially critical are the Appointment of a Healthcare Agent and your Power of Attorney. These documents should be up to date and include those who you would like to act on your behalf for important health and financial decisions in case you are not able to act on your own.
In response to the crisis, the State of Connecticut is suspending the requirement of witnesses for almost all documents except Wills (which can be witnessed remotely) and allowing for remote notarizations by following proscribed procedures. We have had a number of document executions under these new guidelines and recognize they are an important way for clients to update their estate plans within the comfort and safety of their own homes.
We are here to help and advise. Please let us know if you have any questions. We are endeavoring to assist our clients in any and every way possible.