For many Californians, the COVID-19 pandemic was completely unexpected. As of early May, there have been over 50,000 cases of the coronavirus in California, and more than 2,000 people have lost their lives due to the virus. The impact COVID-19 as had on the country cannot be overstated. One of the most important things the crisis has brought to light is the significance of having a California estate plan in place to ensure that family members are legally covered in the event of the unthinkable.
According to a recent study, only four in ten adults have a will or an estate plan. The vast majority of those who have estate plans are over the age of 72. Largely, the reason why so few millennials do not have an estate plan the perceived lack of need. However, given the unpredictabilities of life, estate plans are important for any group, as the recent events have shown.
Coming up next week on Thursday, two prominent California estate planning attorneys from the law firm, Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP, LLP, are conducting a webinar in conjunction with the Stanford Club of San Francisco. Attorneys Michael Gilfix and Mark Gilfix will be hosting the webinar, and plan to cover the basics of California estate planning, including:
- The three key documents that everyone needs as a part of their estate plan;
- The most important decisions that must be made; and
- The steps everyone must take to establish and update these crucial estate planning documents.
The Gilfix & La Poll attorneys understand that planning for long-term care and discussing end-of-life decisions with family members may seem overwhelming. However, they will discuss several approaches to bringing up these issues in an understandable and entertaining way. Along those lines, attendees are encouraged to watch the webinar with their parents and adult children to begin “The Conversation.”
Information regarding the upcoming webinar can be found below:
Legal Planning for a Crisis — Making Sure You and Your Family Are Covered
- Thursday, May 7, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- Advance registration is required to receive Zoom meeting info. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Go to https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting and select your digital device to download Zoom.
This webinar is the first in the three-part series. The next events in this series are:
Medical Decision Making and Patient Advocacy in a Crisis: Being Prepared
- Thursday, May 14, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Multi-Generational Planning for Quality Long Term Care
- Thursday, May 21, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Please note that a separate registration is required for each session.
Schedule a Consultation With a Dedicated California Special Needs Planning Lawyer
If you do not have a California estate plan, or its been years since your estate plan was updated, contact the dedicated attorneys at Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP, LLP. At our Palo Alto estate planning law firm, we help our clients plan for their families’ financial future. Since 1983, we have been handling all types of estate and tax law matters, and pioneered the area of law now known as elder law. We believe in multigenerational planning, because the decisions you make today affect not just you, but those who are dependent upon you. At Gilfix & La Poll, we promise to be your “Lawyer for Life.” To learn more, and to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys, call (650) 683-9200 in the Silicon Valley area, or toll-free at (650) 683-9200