Emergency Preparedness

April 8, 2020

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY LEGAL PREPAREDNESS

IT’S NOW EASIER THAN EVER FOR YOU OR A LOVED 

ONE TO EXECUTE ESTATE DOCUMENTS

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, in response to the state of emergency declared throughout New York State, has issued a new amendment to Executive Order 202 on April 7, 2020. Executive Order 202.14 amends the act of witnessing for certain sections of the Estates Powers and Trusts Law, Public Health Law and the Real Property Laws of the State of New York.

For the purposes of Estates Powers and Trusts Law (EPTL) 3-2.1(a)(2), EPTL 3-2.1(a)(4), Public Health Law 2981(2)(a), Public Health Law 4201(3), Article 9 of the Real Property Law, General Obligations Law 5-1514(9)(b), and EPTL 7-1.17, the act of witnessing that is required under the aforementioned New York State laws is authorized to be performed utilizing audio-video technology under certain conditions.  

Having essential legal documents is always necessary but becomes vital during a Global Healthcare Epidemic.   Now is the time to review your Estate documents or have the key legal documents prepared and executed by you.  

We recommend the below Legal Documents as being essential:

  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Healthcare Proxy
  • Living Will
  • Last Will & Testament or Trust (Revocable/Irrevocable)

At no charge, it is our pleasure to review your current estate documents and advise if updates are needed.

Please contact us to schedule your free legal consultation.  Stay safe!

The office is working remotely and is reachable as follows:

Email: lisa@elderattorneylongisland.com

Telephone: (516) 271-3032

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The above is provided for informational purposes; Recommendations for your matter may differ.

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