The Law Office of Herman and Herman is available to serve your legal needs in office, by Internet and phone conferences and mail and email transmission of documents. Our in-office services comply with CDC protocols. Regrettably, the often unexpected and sometimes tragic consequences of Covid-19’s infection have illustrated why it is essential that everyone have a Health Care Surrogate (HCS) executed and on file with your primary physician, with copies to the relatives named in your (HSC) who may be called upon, if you are unable to communicate with your health care providers during your care. (The HSC provides for assistance while living, but unable to communicate your wishes, as contrasted with a Living Will that states your wishes if you are in a terminable condition.)
This is also the time to review your will and any other estate planning documents (such as the designation on accounts of whom a bank or similar account will pass to, if you are not living) , or to prepare a will if you do not have one. While attorneys can proceed with an estate through the courts if there is no will, a will simplifies the process of any probate matters that may be required, lessens the time involved and makes any expense involved substantially lower than when there is no will.
As a service to our community at this time, Harley Herman created a program with other local attorneys to prepare wills and health care directives for first responders and health care providers. The program has been in operation since May of 2020 and has assisted many of our essential workers since then.
Stay safe and be reassured, we will survive this time and prosper when all of this ends. In the early days of my 42 years of practicing law, I met with and provided services to many retirees who had lived through and survived the Great Depression. They were some of greatest and wisest clients I had the privilege to serve. We are their descendants and we will make them proud!
Harley Herman, Attorney at Law