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Estate Planning – planning and preparation

The Coronavirus outbreak reminds us of the importance of planning and preparation. Estate planning allows us to take control of our affairs and provides a degree of certainty in uncertain times.

We have recently received many inquiries from people who want to get basic estate planning documents quickly. The three essential legal documents: a Will, Financial Power of Attorney and a Health Care Power of Attorney

Our Health Care of Attorney has three parts: 1. A Health Care Agent allows you to name a trusted person to make medical decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated; 2. A Living Will details your wishes regarding medical treatments you want (or don’t want) in an end of life situation; and 3. A HIPAA Medical Release allows you to specify who has access to your medical information. Without a HIPAA Release, family members may be denied access to information about your condition in an emergency.

While these basic documents should not take the place of more comprehensive planning, we are offering it now to help people get critical basic documents in place quickly during the pandemic. We have greatly reduced our normal fee for these essential documents.

To get started contact our office.


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David Wingate is an estate planning and elder law attorney at Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The Estate and Elder Planning office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick, Washington and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

Notice: this Blog is published as a free service of the Estate and Elder Planning by David Wingate. The information is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. For specific questions, please consult with one of our experienced attorneys. We encourage you to share this newsletter with anyone you think may be interested.

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