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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

  • March 17, 2020

To best serve our clients, we are continuing to monitor the spread of Coronavirus, COVID-19, and making adjustments to our day-to-day operations based on guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the State of Wisconsin, and other governing bodies.

The safety of our clients, employees, and community is a key concern for our firm, while we deliver the legal services that our clients require.

The following are examples of the proactive solutions we have created:

  • Offering meetings via telephone,
  • Utilizing technology to provide face to face meeting virtually through video conferencing,
  • Increasing cleaning and sanitation at all office locations, and
  • Cancelling and/or rescheduling events that fall outside of current guidelines.

While we are adapting to the challenges presented by COVID-19, the urgent need for legal services and counsel remains, and in some cases intensifies, during this time.

For this reason, we strongly recommend that all adults have the following documents:

  • HIPAA Authorization, to allow those you select to receive information about your medical care and status.
  • Financial Power of Attorney, to allow those you select to pay bills and make other time-sensitive financial decisions on your behalf if you were unable. 
  • Healthcare Power of Attorney, to allow your agents to advocate for you and make medical decisions if you were unable.
  • Living Will, to share your healthcare preferences, should you be unable to communicate your wishes.

These four documents, in addition to a comprehensive Estate Plan, and when prudent a Long-Term Care plan, allow our clients to protect their families, healthcare options, and assets, even in uncertain times.

To learn more about how you can protect yourself and family from the spread of COVID-19, visit the Center for Disease Control’s website.