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Estate Planning in the Time of a Pandemic

March 18, 2020


Author: Jonathan Fouch


Many people will tell you estate planning is important. They might not agree on “the when” or “the how” of the estate plan, but most people agree that it is important. The real issue is how do you start and complete an estate plan in the middle of a pandemic?

On November 5, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed 2020 PA 246 and 2020 PA 249 into law, allowing for remote witnessing and remote notarization of documents though video conferencing until the end of 2020.

Most estate planning documents require witnessing and notarizing of the physical documents. With these new laws in place, our firm is able to complete the entire estate planning process remotely. The remote process is safer, faster, and much more convenient. It means you can stay at home instead of driving to an office to create and sign your estate planning documents. All you need is a web camera and our firm will do the rest.

Contact us today to get your free consultation. Whether you have no estate plan, feel that you don’t need one, or haven’t looked at your estate plan within the last few years, give us a call. You never know what might have changed or needs updating so your family is protected.

The information in this blog post is based on general legal and tax rules and is strictly for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal or tax advice. Readers should consult their own legal and tax advisors as to their specific legal or tax situation as it may require more complex analysis, or the consideration of other information.