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Friday, April 17, 2020

Coronavirus and Senior Patient Health Care Directives


Officially deemed a “pandemic,” COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has caused a wave of anxiety to pass over the U.S. and the world.
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Thursday, April 2, 2020

COVID 19 (Coronavirus), Your Family Needs a Plan, Part 4. Get a Health Care Directive


A Minnesota Estate Planning Attorney Explains Why You Must Get a Health Care Directive NOW!

You can’t do everything to protect yourself or your family from the global pandemic created by coronavirus / COVID 19. But, there are some steps you can take to offer some guidance and assistance to others.

Get a health care directive now!

As you may know, hospitals and care facilities are being overrun and are overcrowded. They are now having to ban anyone but the patient from entering. More senior care and living facilities are locking down to ban anyone but staff from entering.


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Monday, March 16, 2020

COVID 19: Your Family Needs a Plan, Part 3


In the prior posts I’ve discussed steps you can take to help gain some control in this chaotic time of coronavirus / COVID 19 stress. As a brief recap, make sure you, and your loved ones, have the following:

  • A properly executed Minnesota Health Care Directive
  • A signed financial Power of Attorney
  • Talk to family members about their needs

This post is to provide information on a few free things you can do for some peace of mind.

If you already have a plan in place, review it. Do your current documents, Trust, Will, Powers of Attorney still accurately convey your wishes if something happens to you? The following is a brief list of things to consider when determining whether your current plan still serves your needs, and/or the needs of your family:

  • Will your executor or trustee be able to serve?
  • Is the named executor or successor trustee still the best person to help?
  • Check your beneficiaries named in your plans. Are they still living? Are they capable (responsible) enough to receive the asset?
  • Should they receive their bequest outright or have it held in trust for them?
  • Do you know where your signed original documents are located?

If you already have a revocable living trust, have your property transferred your asset to your trust? Most of your assets should be titled to your trust in order to avoid probate upon your death.


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Friday, March 13, 2020

Coronavirus / COVID 19: Your Family Needs a Plan, Part 2


As the news about coronavirus becomes increasingly scary and stressful, many of us are looking for ways to protect ourselves and our loved ones. We all need to feel we have some control as things get more chaotic and uncontrollable.

So, take control of the things you can, now. I am not a medical professional so will NOT offer advice on how to protect your physical selves. But, as a Minnesota estate planning lawyer with years of experience, I can tell you that clients feel safer, calmer and more in control when they put an estate plan in place.


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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Coronavirus / COVID 19: Your Family Needs a Plan, Part 1

A Minnesota Estate Planning Attorney Explains that Estate Planning is Always Important: Not Just During Global Scares

You can’t open any news course, or social media platform, without being inundated with news, rumors, pictures or stories about coronavirus. In fact, I’ve had several clients reach out to me to discuss their estate plans given the fear of incapacity or death.

Given the relatively early stages of the coronavirus, it’s difficult to predict the long-term impacts it will have on us.  While I can’t offer much in the way of medical guidance, as an estate and trust attorney, I can discuss the ways in which you can prepare your family for any legal ramifications if someone is sick or worse.

So far, it appears that most of the deaths linked to coronavirus are for people who are over the age of 60.


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