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Journalist Katherine Plumhoff consulted Attorney Thomas J. Simeone, Simeone & Miller, LLP managing partner and trial attorney, for his professional opinion on whether estate planning should be prioritized during a global pandemic. As an experienced lawyer serving clients in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland, Attorney Simeone is met with many requests from media organizations and journalists to provide professional commentary on a range of legal topics.

In the Yahoo Finance article titled “Creating a Will Doesn’t Have to Be Morbid, But It’s Necessary—Here’s How,” Plumhoff inquires about whether it is wise to begin an estate plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic, social unrest, and natural disasters of this year. Attorney Simeone explained that traditionally (as in, prior to 2020), many people do not consider getting started on their estate plans until they are well into their golden years, but the nature of the coronavirus alone has rendered such planning a genuine priority.

The coronavirus has taken the lives of more than a quarter-million Americans, a number that includes even young, healthy people. If the worst-case scenario does occur and you fall ill, having certain documents in order can ensure that your loved ones know what to do if you are suddenly in a critical condition, and if you do pass away, they can focus on coping with their loss instead of facing a poorly planned estate rife with legal issues. Some estate documents to consider preparing include the following:

  • Living will
  • Power of attorney
  • Last will and testament

To read more about the professional opines of Attorney Simeone, we invite you to read the Yahoo Finance piece here. This is the latest media outlet to feature Attorney Simeone; he has been previously consulted by The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ESPN, MSNBC, Fox News, and many more. At Simeone & Miller, LLP, he has successfully resolved countless injury cases and won millions of dollars for those harmed by negligence. He is nationally recognized by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Trial Lawyers, and Lawdragon, among others. Contact Simeone & Miller, LLP online today to schedule an appointment with Attorney Simeone.