March 23rd, 2020 UPDATE:
Our physical office is closed following Governor Hogan’s order that all non-essential businesses close. We will remain closed until directed otherwise.
During this time, our staff is working remotely and all appointments (with the exception of document signings) can be conducted via video chat or phone consultation. Our staff is working diligently to contact all appointments to discuss remote consultation options. If you have any questions, please contact our office and leave a message. A staff member will return your call as soon as possible.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time and wish you all good health.
March 18th, 2020
At Sinclair Prosser Gasior, the health and safety of our clients, team members, and friends of the law firm is our first priority amid concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our office remains open, but as another precautionary step we’ve put in place to continue to operate safely and effectively during this time, we have sent many staff members home to continue their work remotely. We are monitoring and are poised to adapt quickly to any guidance or requests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our local health departments.
We have heard from many people who want to talk to us about creating an estate plan or updating an existing plan, but they need more flexible options for doing so.
- Thanks to technology, we have flexible options to meet with you or your family virtually. If you’re concerned about your exposure to the virus and prefer to meet virtually, you may opt to have your consultation or review meeting via video call or phone consultation.
- We are putting steps in place to offer our seminars as webinars so that you may participate from the safety of your home. A webinar will assist our community so that they can continue to stay informed about their estate planning and incapacity options.
We also ask for your assistance to ensure the safety of others. If you are sick or symptomatic, please stay home. Per the CDC, if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or suspect you may have it, you should avoid public spaces and ensure you are seen by a doctor. Again, we can meet with you virtually, if needed.
ENSURE YOUR BASIC ESTATE PLANNING IS DONE AND UP-TO-DATE
Everyone should have these three basic documents, regardless of their wealth or health:
- Healthcare Power of Attorney. Allows your agent to make medical decisions for you (in consultation with your physicians) if you were unable to make those decisions for yourself.
- Power of Attorney for Property. Allows your agent to pay your bills and make other time-sensitive decisions during a period of your incapacity.
- HIPAA Authorization. Authorizes those you designate to access your protected health information.
We are communicating regularly with our team to keep them informed and to ensure their safety and yours. Thank you for believing in our mission and continuing to be a client and friend of the firm. Our thoughts remain with those being hit hardest during this time.
We remain committed to your health, happiness and legacy.