AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) November 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new attention to the importance of estate planning. As a service to Austin-area residents, Kelly Legal Group is offering free COVID-19 estate planning consultations.
Almost half of all Americans over the age of 55 don’t have a will, and data shows that these Americans are at the highest risk for serious complications and death from the coronavirus. Younger Americans are far less likely to have a will; because COVID-19 has impacted people of all ages, it’s a good idea for Americans to get their affairs in order no matter how old they are.
Although wills are essential whether or not there’s a pandemic, they’re particularly important right now. Administering an estate when there is not a will is costly and time-consuming for heirs—add this to the burden families are already experiencing due to the pandemic and it creates a stressful situation.
Legal experts also recommend taking the time to draft a living will, or advance directive, to help loved ones make decisions for patients who are hospitalized with serious COVID-19 complications. People should think about whether they want to be intubated, put on life support, or resuscitated if their condition deteriorates and provide written instructions to family and friends outlining their wishes.
During a COVID-19 estate planning consultation, attorneys from Kelly Legal Group will listen to each potential client’s circumstances and lay out a strategy for estate planning, whether it’s a will or a trust. Should clients decide to move forward with drafting these documents, the probate team at Kelly Legal Group will start the process of putting their final wishes in writing.
About The Kelly Legal Group, PLLC
The Kelly Legal Group, PLLC is a boutique real estate and corporate law firm located in Austin, Texas. Founded by attorney Jeffrey S. Kelly, KLG strives to provide its clients with competent legal advice, first-class service, and rapid matter resolution. Over the years, KLG has expanded its practice areas beyond business and real estate to include wills & estates, personal injury, aviation, and criminal.
To learn more, visit https://www.kellylegalgroup.com, call 512-505-0053 to schedule a free consultation, or stop by The Kelly Legal Group, PLLC office at 4934 West US Highway 290 Sunset Valley, Austin, TX 78735.
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