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Estate Planning During COVID-19

Estate Planning

At Hunt Law Firm, the health and safety of our clients and staff are our most important priority. Over the past few weeks, we have entered uncharted territory with the spread of Coronavirus and the community’s efforts to stop its growth.

We have received numerous calls from community members urgently seeking estate planning services. While the guidelines imposed by COVID-19 make gathering together for reviewing and signing documents more challenging, we have adapted our procedures to ensure clients can get the estate plan documents they need executed.

Our flat fee simple estate plan package includes:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Declaration of Appointment for Guardian of a Child
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Directive to Physician (“Living Will”)
  • HIPAA Release
  • Declaration of Guardian
  • Appointment for Disposition of Remains

The Texas Estates Code requires a valid Texas Will to be executed in the presence of two disinterested witnesses and a notary. To ensure both your and our team’s health and safety, we have implemented alternative methods of getting your documents signed, without needing to come to the office or leave your home.

Once we are retained, Hunt Law Firm will prepare your estate plan package and electronically send the documents to you for review. You can review the documents with your attorney by telephone, videoconference, and email.

An attorney will provide you with detailed instructions on how to line up your two disinterested witnesses. If you cannot locate witnesses, we can help work through the process of procuring witnesses with you. We will also assist in scheduling a mobile notary to come to your location for the signing ceremony.

Once final edits to your documents are made, we will send you the final drafts to print. We will schedule a signing ceremony time to finalize your arrangements. When the time comes for the signing ceremony, we will utilize video conferencing software (compatible with most smartphones, tablets, and computers) so our attorney can guide you through the signing process.

How do I get started?

Step 1: Request and schedule an introductory phone or video conference consultation.

Step 2: Complete the estate planning worksheet.

Step 3: Our attorney will contact you to introduce our practice. She will answer any questions you may have about the process, give you an overview of the estate planning process, and provide you with a flat fee quote for your custom estate plan package.

For questions or to schedule an initial consultation, call Hunt Law Firm at 832-781-0320.