• Erin Riswold

Estate Planning and COVID-19

Updated: Jun 16

AUBURN, California


People are thinking about their estate plans more than ever with the threat of COVID-19. So how can you get your estate plan in order while still being safe?


At Koons & Riswold, we have established safety protocols to ensure that you and your family stay safe while creating an estate plan.


First and foremost, all in-person meetings at our office are conducted after our office is thoroughly sanitized. We are only allowing one appointment at a time at our office so there is no risk of multiple clients in the waiting room at any time. Additionally, our staff will wear masks for all interactions.


To begin the process of creating your estate plan, our estate planning questionnaire will be emailed or mailed to you. Through this questionnaire, we can obtain most of the necessary information we need to begin working on your estate plan.


After reviewing your answers to our questionnaire, an initial consultation can be conducted in our large conference room, where meetings of 4 people or less allow for six foot social distancing. Alternatively, the initial consultation can be conducted over the phone, from the safety and comfort of your home.


If we need any additional information from you after the initial consultation, we will contact you by phone or email to avoid any further in-person contact.


Finally, when your estate plan is finished, we will have a meeting with you, an attorney, and a notary in our large conference room to sign all of your estate planning documents. We use only sanitized pens, and are able to keep six feet of distance at all times.


Additionally, if you or a family member has any special need that would require greater precautions, we are happy to accommodate for whatever is necessary to make everyone involved feel safe.


So, if you are thinking about getting your estate plan in order, we are happy to assist you from a safe (six feet away) distance, in a sanitary environment to get this accomplished. Feel free to contact us today to get started.


You can read more about whether a Living Trust is right for you, what a Will is, what Living Trust Terms you might need to know, and how much a Trust costs by following the links.



About the Koons & Riswold Auburn Law Office

Koons & Riswold maintains its main office in Auburn, California to provide clients with legal services in Auburn, as well as the greater Placer County region. Our Auburn lawyers provide legal services well suited to the Auburn area, which include: Living Trust and Estate Planning services, Probate, Real Estate legal issues, and Business Law matters. All our lawyers have deep roots in the Auburn area, having strong familial, community, and professional ties to the region. Koons & Riswold has recently opened a satellite office in Rocklin, California for the purpose of providing Living Trust and Estate Planning services there.