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Free Wills for Medical Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19

Our country is facing an unprecedented crisis. The novel coronavirus has spread rapidly across the United States. 

Throughout this time, medical professionals — doctors, nurses, paramedics, lab workers, and other staff — have emerged as true heroes. Often working without adequate protective equipment and under the most stressful of situations, healthcare workers have been on the front lines, fighting this disease every day. This work is done at great personal risk to themselves and to their families.

At Infinity Law Group, we want to help.

As divorce attorneys, we are not much help in a global pandemic. We can offer our help in a different way, however: by providing emergency basis estate plans for any medical staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 emergency completely free of charge. 

How We Can Help

In a recent New York Times article, doctors and nurses explained how they are updating their wills because of their exposure to the coronavirus. This article — and others like it — made our firm’s founder, Gabriel Cheong, realize that he had to act. He stated, “As a family lawyer, my skills are pretty useless at a time like this. I wanted to give back to all the brave nurses and medical staff out there fighting this deadly virus.” 

During this pandemic, Infinity Law Group is offering any nurses and other medical staff who are working on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis a basic estate plan, free of charge. This emergency plan would include three components:

  1. Health care proxy
  2. Last will and testament
  3. A durable power of attorney

Gabriel will personally draft these basic emergency estate plans, using his significant experience in the field of family law and estate planning. Each estate plan will include instructions for how healthcare workers can execute the documents on their own to comply with social distancing and shelter-in-place protocols.

Once this pandemic has resolved, we encourage all medical professionals who have received an emergency estate plan to have this plan reevaluated for considerations such as the special needs of their children and spouses. In addition, the estate plan should be analyzed to take estate tax issues into account.

With offices in Boston, Quincy, and Needham, Infinity Law Group is a top Massachusetts family law firm. A recent client stated, “HIGHLY recommend Infinity Law Group. Gabriel is committed and an expert in his fields – divorce, estate planning, and prenups. His flat-fee billing takes much of the stress out of an already stressful situation. His team is highly responsive and efficient. He has assisted my family several times, always putting their interests first and being an intuitive listener. I have no hesitation recommending Infinity Law Group.” – Nicole Chan

Interested in a Basic Emergency Estate Plan? Contact Us Today.

We know that this is an incredibly stressful time for all Americans — and in particular, for the brave women and men who are working to treat the sick and prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. If you are or know of a nurse or other healthcare professional who is treating patients with COVID-19, in an emergency department or elsewhere, we want to help. Having an emergency basic estate plan in place can ease at least one worry in this difficult time.

To schedule an appointment with attorney Gabriel Cheong, call our office today at 617-544-2049. You can also schedule an appointment through Calendly.