Absolutely no one is hoping for another shutdown in Georgia and yet if the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us one thing, it is that blind hope is a poor strategy for staying safe. Case numbers are surging in the state and now exceed where they were in mid-December 2020 when the third wave was nearing its peak, and so it only stands to reason that Georgians should be prepared for the reintroduction of stricter virus control measures. Here at the Estate Planning Law Group of Georgia, we have never wavered in our dedication to keeping our clients safe and don’t ever plan on doing so. Below are three tactics we have prepared should we now or ever again have to change the way we do business to protect your well-being.

1. Zoom Meetings

After a year and a half of practice, we have gotten pretty good at Zoom meetings and will be more than happy to connect with you in this way if it’s more convenient for you. Zoom is a user-friendly platform that allows us to meet our clients face-to-face without them needing to leave the safety and security of home. Meeting in this way allows us to talk directly to you, your family, in the comfort of your home or office without having to take time to drive to our office. Connecting with our clients is a crucial part of our practice as executing an estate plan that works for you requires, above all, getting to know who you are.

2. Virtual Workshops

We maintain the fervent belief that the best way to ensure your estate plan meets your needs is to teach you as much as we can about the subject. Compiling perhaps the most important collection of documents you will ever sign should be a collaborative and educational process which is why should a new shutdown arrive we are prepared to pivot to virtual workshops. Our free virtual webinar comes with a personal complimentary session which ensures all of your questions are answered as you embark on building your plan. We break down the important documents you need to protect your loved ones and your assets while also reviewing the common misconceptions about Wills, Trusts, Asset Protection, Nursing Home Issues, and Medicaid Qualification.

3. Parking Lot Signings

The last time we faced a state-wide shutdown, we turned to parking lot signings to ensure clients continued to be able to quickly and safely sign necessary documents. The entire process seemed a little ungainly at first but it did not take long for us to discover the light-hearted fun of meeting amidst fresh air. Parking lot signings quickly felt like a tailgate party without, well, the party and it brought us enormous joy to share a genuine smile with our clients—even if it came from behind a mask.

At the Estate Planning Law Group of Georgia, we intend to continue providing in-person service for as long as it is safe to do so. Should we need to make changes in the interest of continuing to protect your health, however, we are more than prepared. And even if it isn’t Covid that limits your ability to visit our office but, say, mobility or scheduling issues, we are heartened to know that we can connect regardless.

For more on all we are doing to keep our clients safe and comfortable or to address any topic related to estate planning, do not hesitate to reach out either by calling us at 770-822-2723 or using the contact form on our website.

Contact Attorney James M. Miskell

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