How to protect your family when life is uncertain.

On behalf of The Law Office of Wickersham and Bowers posted in Estate Planning on Thursday, April 30th, 2020.

Of all the legal services that are necessary for a person to engage in over the course of their life, wills and estate planning is the one that seems to be the most neglected. It is understandable when you really stop to think about it. No one wants to face their own mortality and casually make plans and fill out documents for the inevitable coming of the end of life.

But putting off this aspect of personal and professional legal instructions has never been a particularly prudent action. And with the Coronavirus spreading and creating a global pandemic, the assurance of tomorrow or next year has never been less certain. 

This makes it even more urgent to enlist the services of an experienced estate planning firm such as Wickersham and Bowers to make sure that your end of life affairs are in order, while of course hoping that time is still far away.

Careful Planning During an Unpredictable Time

There is an old saying that goes “plan for the worst, hope for the best”. There is probably no better situation to apply that to than the one we currently all find ourselves facing. It is now more critical than ever to make sure that you and your families’ wishes are met should the unthinkable suddenly happen.

Ensuring Your Families’ Security

Take a moment and imagine the stress that so many families are going through right now with sick or dying loved ones. Many of them aren’t even able to visit their family or friends in the hospital or attend their funerals. 

Knowing how much of a soul-wrenching burden that must already be, imagine if they also had to deal with a situation in which none of their deceased loved ones final wishes and instructions were legally documented. No one wants to put their family through that.

Waiting Is Never an Option

A will and estate planning is something that should never be ignored, even in normal times. But with the Covid-19 crisis introducing a new and dangerous element into our daily lives, the possibility of even a young, healthy person falling ill and dying within a matter of days is possible. 

The legal experts at Wickersham and Bowers have been handling these types of matters for years and they will be glad to do the same for you. Don’t wait until it’s too late.

Contact us today for a consultation.

Divorce cases skyrocket due to coronavirus.

On behalf of The Law Office of Wickersham and Bowers posted in Family Law on Thursday, April 30th, 2020.

People all throughout the world are living through truly unprecedented times today. A global health crisis coupled with various stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders and the resulting severe economic and personal financial downturns are wreaking havoc on professional and personal lives. 

While it is easy to see the obvious casualties of this pandemic in the forms of jobs and investment portfolios, there will be many more negative repercussions of the coronavirus both now and in the future. For the purposes of today’s post, we will be focusing in on one in particular; divorce

And for those readers who may already be facing this life-changing event, the family law experts at Wickersham and Bowers are highly experienced in these matters and are having to take on record numbers of these clients as a by-product of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unforeseen Effects of a Pandemic

This virus and the wave of destruction it has left in its path is the perfect example of how one, seemingly unrelated event, can have a profound impact on other areas of society or personal life. Divorce filings are skyrocketing as couples are forced to spend extended time together without the opportunity to take a break and spend a little alone time or socialize with friends.

Close Quarters and Cabin Fever

There have been plenty of clinical studies done on the effects of spending long periods of time cooped up in one place. The layman term for it is cabin fever or going “stir crazy”. When two people are constantly right on top of each other for days on end it does not matter how much they love each other; eventually they will grow tired of the other’s company.

Additional Anxiety to Existing Stress

And when you consider that many of these marriages may have already been on shaky ground due to financial troubles (which have only been amplified by the coronavirus) or any other reason, they simply cannot take the added turmoil and stress. If you find yourself in this situation, there is no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed. 

Unfortunately, it looks as though separation and divorce are going to be one of the lasting effects of Covid-19. But you don’t have to handle this alone, either. Simply get in touch with the experienced legal professionals at Wickersham and Bowers, they know how to help.

Contact us today for a consultation.