Showing posts from April, 2020

Estate Planning While Under Quarantine

Chances are, you have been under a new quarantine-like schedule for several weeks now. Many are using this extended time at home to declutter and organize. While you are going through boxes and documents, why not kill two birds with one stone and gather together many of the documents your attorney will want to review in order to draft your estate plan? Doing so will help you check “estate planning” off your “to do” list and can bring a great sense of accomplishment and relief during this stressful and uncertain time. Some of the documents that are helpful to review during your estate planning are: Life insurance policies Pension, annuity, and retirement account statements Checking and savings account statements Money market accounts and certificates of deposit statements Stocks and bonds statements Real estate deeds Vehicle, boat and trailer titles In addition to gathering up your documents, here are a few things to begin thinking about so you can discuss them with y

Co-Parenting and COVID

Getting through a global pandemic is overwhelming enough without the stress of co-parenting difficulties between divorced or separated parents. Here are a few tips to keep in mind over the coming weeks as divorced or separated parents try to child-share during quarantine. Maintain Safe and Healthy Routines Complying with all CDC, state and local stay at home orders is an important first step, along with implementing good handwashing, surface cleaning and social distancing. Stay informed and up to date with reliable news sources so that you know exactly what is happening around you and what the government sources expect of you. Follow the Parenting Plan When Possible While the entire world is experiencing chaos, when possible, continue to follow your court-ordered parenting plan so as long as it doesn’t interfere with other government mandates or the safety of the children. If conflict occurs with your co-parent, try to enhance communication. At the end of the day, if a par