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Estate Planning From Start to Finish, Now Online?


Unless you were born a few minute ago, by now you should be well aware keeping physical distance between us is crucial to stop this virus. So then, how do you get your estate planning affairs in order?

Formerly, most states required important legal documents be signed in person. During the course of this epidemic we have been doing all we can to follow that law to get your documents signed in person and still protect your health.

Recently, however, an increasing number of governors and legislatures have issued emergency orders to change laws. If you live outside of the District of Columbia and Maryland, please call an experience estate planning attorney to find out if your state is one of those that has suspended the requirements for in-person signing. If so, that attorney may be able to offer you the entire estate-planning process, start to finish, all completed while you stay safe at home and connected with them by internet instead. If you cannot find an attorney, please contact our office and we will be happy to make some recommendations to you.


Unfortunately, if you live in the District of Columbia or Maryland, estate planning from start to finish online is not possible. Depending on which of these jurisdictions you live, there is at least one document that will require you to leave the home, or have someone in your physical presence. Call us at 301.892.2713, or email us at contact@rpnewmanlaw.com to find out how we can help you complete your estate plan and still comply with the social distancing requirements.

Please consider that especially under these circumstances, it would be most wise to get your plan done. I say this not to scare you, but potentially at least one of the many worries you may have during this extremely surreal time in our lives. You will have made sure trusted people can step in for you, to take care of bills and health-care decisions if you become unable. At the same time, you will have taken care of your heirs, protected your