Estate planning in a socially distanced environment
Abstract: As people continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and much of the economy reopens, the “new normal” demands continued social distancing in many areas of life. What does this mean for estate planning? Clearly, estate planning is as important today — or arguably more important — than ever. But how does one plan an estate and execute critical documents without face-to-face meetings or if he or she is required to self-quarantine? This article examines ways to plan an estate and execute critical documents in a socially distanced environment. A sidebar explains the pitfalls of do-it-yourself estate plans.