Covid-19 FAQ

Estate Planning During Covid-19

Frequently asked questions and answers about estate planning and our Covid-19 response:

Visitor Attestation: We are open for in-person visits. By entering the building without wearing a mask you attest that you are fully vaccinated from Covid-19 and Coronavirus with an FDA approved vaccine.

Are you open?

Yes! We’re open Monday-Friday 9:00 – 5:00. We have select, in-person meetings for existing clients and free phone consultations available 7 days a week for our new and prospective clients. Click or call to schedule:

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How do we “meet”?

We’ve always helped our new clients with a phone call, first. Plus, we run a virtual office with all of the latest technology. Have a webcam or camera phone? We can meet via video conference – no account required. When in-person visits are required or requested, we take every precaution to ensure the safety of your family and our family. See below for more information.

What safety precautions are you taking?

During the Covid-19 crisis, we’ve helped our “high risk” clients get professional legal help (click to view CDC’s definition for “high risk”). All of our consultations are by phone or video call. Documents are shared either by tracked delivery or by digital delivery, using our 256-bit encrypted system.

We have several options for signing your estate planning documents:

In-Office Visit: Our conference room is thoroughly disinfected after each client. Masks are required for entry in the building.

Mobile Notary: We can come to you, if you prefer.

For the health and safety of our staff, all unvaccinated clients must wear a mask/face-covering before entering the building and in all common areas and conference rooms. We are happy to reschedule your appointment if you do not feel well.

How can I get an estate plan?

All estate plans start with a free consultation. We have plan options that fit everyone’s needs. We consult over the phone or through video conference (no account required) and have different packages and signing options to get you protected.

I have a different problem and may need to go to court. Can I still do that?

It depends on the problem. If you have an emergency with your parent or a child then you certainly can. Other issues may be resolved with negotiation and we’ve helped solve many problems without ever having to go to court. In fact, just 2% of all cases (civil and criminal) are resolved at trial. The courts are gradually opening more services, with some counties further ahead than others. If you think you need a lawyer to file a petition in probate court give us a call and let us help you.

For more answers to your questions, give us a call or message us on our contact page.

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Meet Eddie

Edward Burns Estate Planner

Edward Burns

Estate Planning Attorney

Eddie was on the path to becoming a prosecutor, winning felony trials, but decided to help clients directly. With a large family and talent for getting to know people, estate planning is the perfect fit.