Estate Planning Weekly COVID-19 Update – 04.07.20
This weekly COVID-19 update is brought to you by our Chambliss Estate Planning team. We are sharing articles, legal developments, external resources, and tips for coping during these uncertain times. Each weekly issue will cover various trends of vital interest in the world of estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning. To be added to our email list, please subscribe.
Dear Clients and Friends:
On behalf of the entire Chambliss Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Special Needs Planning Team, we hope you and your loved ones are well and hopefully not affected significantly by COVID-19.
We continue to be open for business, including planning consultations, document signings, care coordination, and related work. We have generally moved most meetings other than document signings to either Zoom video conference or audio conference calls. We are learning more about the ins and outs of Zoom every day! While several members of our team are working remotely, our entire team is working collaboratively to implement creative and resourceful adaptations that will help to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our clients. To protect our clients and staff, our team has adopted the following precautions for clients coming to the office for document signings.
- Frequent, thorough handwashing with soap and water, and use of hand sanitizer
- Social distancing, including eliminating hand shaking, and holding document signings in our largest conference rooms
- Keeping in person meeting time as brief as possible
- Finally, if there is any possibility that a client has been exposed to COVID-19, we are asking that the meeting be rescheduled to a later date
— Dana, Greg, and your Chambliss team
Tending Our Gardens, Intentionally Planning for the Future
By: Jennifer Kent Exum
Over the last couple of weeks, it seems my husband and I have made more trips to The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and our local nurseries than we did all of last year. There is nothing like working remotely from home while homeschooling a child to drive one to seek refuge outside. I have encouraged this obsessive home improvement as much as possible, with the happy result that our home and garden have never looked better.
This yen to be outside planting is not only a welcome distraction from dire pictures of communities in crises on every TV and tablet, but it also speaks to something deeper. Gardeners are a hopeful bunch. They actively work in the present for something they may not see come to fruition for months to come. They plant bulbs in September knowing that tulips will come in the spring. They tirelessly weed out the bad and tend to the good. They do what experts say is difficult for most of us – they work now for the benefit of their “future selves.”
How to Assist Aging Parents During the Pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may no longer be able to visit right now. How can you continue to assist your parents from a distance? The answers depend on the types of help you have been providing, but here are a few options…
Treasury/SBA Issue Additional Key Guidance for Paycheck Protection Program
Late on April 6, 2020, the Department of the Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA) jointly issued additional guidance in the form of FAQs addressing key points under the Paycheck Protection Program (Program). The guidance is especially important as many borrowers and lenders have already submitted or are submitting applications to SBA preferred lenders to secure Program loans. Of the many important points addressed, here are a few that borrowers should carefully consider…
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SBA Clarifies Religious Organizations May Seek Paycheck Protection Loans
The Small Business Administration (SBA), responsible for administering the Paycheck Protection Program under the recently enacted CARES Act, issued interim final rules and published on its website FAQs that effectively clear the way for many religious organizations (churches and their integrated auxiliaries) to seek Paycheck Protection loans…
Healthy Eating Tips To Try This Month by the CDC
It can sometimes feel as if we’re bombarded with information about the latest eating trend or buzzworthy ingredient. But good nutrition is really about having a well-rounded diet, and it’s easier to do than you may think. Click to view the CDC’s recommendations for healthy eating.
The Sustainable Cooking Show by Katrina Brink
Given the state of some grocery stores and delivery services, meal prep becomes a little more important these days. Also, the normalcy of cooking a meal and feeding yourself well can help pull you up out of a fog. Click here for some at home cooking inspiration.
Fabric Surgical Masks Sewing Information
Are you interested in sewing fabric surgical masks for health care personnel caring for
COVID-19 patients? Regional Medical Center provides detailed instructions on making fabric masks.
How to Make a Dust Mask out of a Tee Shirt
In this video by Kinderhook Woodcraft, learn how to make a dust mask out of a tee shirt using just a pair of scissors.
Coping With COVID-19
Coming to Life
Source: Chris Duggan, PT, CCM
How Sally Copes with COVID-19
Onsite. Safely. Compassionately. Delivering elder law services to our Cleveland clients.
How Mike Copes with COVID-19
Working from home. “Full disclosure the golf course has been closed to guests the entire time.”
How TNT Copes with COVID-19
The Chambliss Training and Technology Team may have gone virtual, but they are still here for the firm and our clients!
Our Chambliss team continues to monitor legal developments in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact Jim Catanzaro, Justin Furrow, or your relationship attorney if you have questions or need additional information.