This is to share two posts I made to my office blog, which are to provide you with important information about financial protection during the aftermath of this unique situation.
That link is to my work blog, where I posted a good video of tips for preserving your ability to borrow during and after the COVID-19 situation. Created by a fellow consumer attorney in the National Association of Consumer Advocates. This may be especially helpful for younger folks whose credit is more precarious than elders who are more established.
The second link is a link to repost of a press release from Oregon concerning mandatory relief for Oregonians on insurance contracts and claims:
I hope you find this information useful; feel free to forward this or repost these links.
Note that this isn’t legal advice - if you want to consult with me about your particular situation, you should call to arrange a phone consult. (I wish I could offer them free, but the economics of my practice don’t allow it.)
This crisis has made many people conscious of the need to finish their estate plans!
Note that Oregon attorneys are working with the state of Oregon to see if there is a way to allow estate planning and other documents to be notarized through remote video applications such as Zoom or FaceTime.
If you want to discuss your estate planning, please feel free to call and leave a message with your number and the best time for me to reach you.
Even if we can’t get “remote notaries” worked out, it is better to have a will in place and signed than not. (Wills don’t actually get notarized anyway - it’s the signatures of the witnesses that typically are notarized. Wills are valid if executed and witnessed properly under Oregon law.)
The optimal outcome to this challenge will be reached if everyone assumes that they already HAVE the coronavirus, and that the goal for each of us is to prevent giving it to other people. Even if we might ourselves survive the illness, if we overwhelm the capacity of our healthcare system, far too many people will suffer needlessly, some fatally.
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