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Three Legal Documents Necessary For Anyone On The Front Lines Over The Age Of 18

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Now is not the time to procrastinate.

We humans tend to put things off until the very last moment and sometimes until it’s just too late to count. But, COVID-19 has actually provided the motivation for procrastinators to take action and get important legal documents in place just in case. As everyone knows, this virus is highly contagious, has no boundaries and can be deadly. And, even when the most fastidious precautions are taken, people are still getting the virus.

On the Front Lines

When you think about all the brave people working on the front lines, particularly those in the supermarkets, you have to wonder if they are legally prepared for the worst-case scenario. Do you suppose they all have designated a Financial Power of Attorney, or a Health Care Power of Attorney? Do you suppose these dear people have a will? My guess is that the majority of these brave people who are putting their lives on the line everyday so that we can continue to access food, do not have any of these documents. If any of them were to become ill with COVID-19 and God forbid, not recover, would their families and loved ones know what they would want to do with their belongings?

Everyone Has Something to Protect

You may think to yourself that most of these people don’t have much. Well, first of all, that may not be the case. And, you don’t need to have a lot of possessions to decide who you would want to pay your bills and make other time-sensitive financial decisions if you are unable to make those decisions for yourself. For example, if a lease needs to be terminated, or a cell phone bill paid, or personal property removed from an apartment. That is the role a financial power of attorney fulfills. And, if there were complications that occurred during your illness and you were not able to make medical decisions yourself, who would you want to make those decisions on your behalf? For example, if you are intubated with a machine to help you breath and cannot speak. That is the role of a health care power of attorney.

Likewise a simple will allows you to declare who will take care of your minor children (children under the age of 18) and how your estate, however meager it may be, will be distributed.

Gain Peace of Mind

We are here to assist you with the completion of these three essential estate planning documents. If you are on the front lines in any capacity, time is of the essence. We can have the documents drafted and ready for signature often within 3 business days. At least you can give yourself the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have considered the care and wellbeing of your family, just in case.


Looking to find an experienced estate lawyer in the Georgia area who is skilled in asset protection and estate plan preparation? Shannon Pawley is an attorney in Georgia with expertise in estate planning and asset protection. Shannon can provide assistance with creating an estate plan to include making a will and how to establish a trust properly. If you have questions about asset protection or questions about making an estate plan, reach out to Shannon and she will be glad to help answer all the estate planning questions you might have!

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