Why it is Important to Have a Will in NY After COVID

You never know when tragedy will strike, which is why it is vital to be prepared. We have seen how rapidly the Coronavirus took the world by storm. We have also seen how the Coronavirus does not discriminate based on age; it is affecting people both young and old, the healthy and those who had previous health conditions.

All too often, too many people are not prepared with a Will nor do they feel the need to be. However, it is crucial to have a Will as illustrated by the sudden impact of the Coronavirus.

A Will is one of the most important things you can create for yourself and your family and ensures peace of mind. It allows your family to be protected and provides instructions for how you would like your affairs to be handled.

When tragedy strikes and a family member passes on, especially unexpected, it brings a heavy emotional burden. While mourning, it can be difficult to manage affairs, such as assets, bills, life insurance, etc. Having a Will prepared helps to eliminate the stress and worry associated with someone’s death. A Will provides the blueprint of how you want your estate to be handled. Additionally, deciding who is in charge of executing your Estate by naming an Executor in your Will is paramount.

The Coronavirus pandemic has shown us that you are never too young to prepare a will. Regardless of if you are married, divorced, single, or have children, etc. it is crucial to be proactive and give your loved ones the gift of having all of your affairs in order.

David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. have helped numerous clients in preparing a Will. Whether you are interested in creating a new Will or updating an old Will, amending a present will, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. as they have the experience to help you. Please like us on Facebook to get important legal news, tips and articles: www.facebook.com/BadanesLawOffice.

How the Coronavirus Will Impact New York Divorces

The Coronavirus — that nasty little virus that is causing people to get sick (and unfortunately death), people undergoing self-quarantined, everyone washing their hands, a run on Purell and other disinfectants, and the general upheaval of our daily lives — will also affect your divorce or may even cause more divorces.

As this is being written, New York Courts have issued guidelines to extend timelines, postpone proceedings (whenever possible) and to consider the use of video and telephones in conferences. The goal is to minimize courthouse appearances, maximize adjournments and also to promote the use of remote appearance via video or telephones. Attorneys and their parties may be excused from physically appearing in Court.

However, as of now, adjournment requests for hearings and trials will be determined by each Judge and on a case-by-case basis.

Therefore, it is likely that if you have an existing divorce case, that it will be delayed. If you are thinking of filing for a divorce, you can still do so, but, again, your court dates may be delayed.

Clearly, the Coronavirus and its full impact are still not known and this is a fluid situation. This blog will be updated as more information becomes available.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C., keeps track of recent news and makes sure that its clients are well informed on how recent events can effect their divorce.

If you are thinking of getting divorced, please contact David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. at: 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our web site: www.dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport and Uniondale.

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