The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many aspects of our lives, from the way we work and socialize to the way we plan for the future. Unfortunately, the pandemic has also led to a spike in deaths, leaving many families to cope with the loss of loved ones.
In some cases, individuals who have passed away from COVID-19 may not have had a Last Will and Testament in place. A Last Will and Testament is a legal document that outlines a person’s wishes for the distribution of their assets and the care of their dependents after their death.
When someone dies without a Will, their estate will go through a legal process known as probate. Probate is the process of administering the estate of a deceased person, which involves validating the Will, paying off any outstanding debts or taxes, and distributing the remaining assets to the heirs.
In the case of COVID-19, where the illness can strike suddenly and without warning, it is important for individuals to plan ahead and have a Will in place. A Will allows people to have control over how their assets will be distributed, and it can help ease the burden on their loved ones during an already difficult time.
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Even during a pandemic, it is important to plan for the future and take control of one’s estate.