Wills, Probate

Trusts, Estate Planning

210 South Beach Street, Suite 202
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 257-3332

Personal Representative

Hello Heidi,

My name is Bill S. I am the youngest child of Tony and Ann S. We have never met, but from what I have seen and heard from my Dad, you have done some amazing things to help him. He has praised your efforts enormously to both me and my Brother Bob.

I wanted to reach out and send a quick note of appreciation for helping him through a very tough time. Although you may have not received much in the way of money for your work on this, (My Dad shared with me your bill), please know that you have made an enormous difference in our lives.

My Dad has been a “prisoner” in his house for a few years now, and the help that he has been able to get through your assistance, has been truly invaluable. I was down there last week and we had a few tough days. I am not sure what we have done without the assistance that you helped provide.

Thank you dearly for all you have done, you have truly been an angel for our family. God Bless You and your family!!!

~ Bill S.

Heidi did an AMAZING job as our estate planner! With a somewhat complicated situation in creating a trust for us, as we were living in different states at the time, she made the process easy to understand. Her knowledge of estate planning in all areas of the country was invaluable in assisting us with our needs and explaining each step through the process. We would gladly encourage anyone hiring an estate planner to consider Heidi Webb. Thank you Heidi! :)

~ Sarah L

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Changes to Estate Plans Due to the Pandemic

The pandemic has changed everything – including how Estate Plans are drafted. The unique aspects of the health crisis exposed some weaknesses in estate plans that were never thought of until COVID-19. Some estate planning documents contain language which under normal conditions is fine but may cause problems if you fall ill during a pandemic.

Here are three examples of language you may want to edit:

Living Will

You may want to rethink your Living Will if it contained a blanket prohibition on intubation. The treatment for COVID-19 was intubation to try and save lives, not prolong them. Blanket prohibition language should be reviewed and edited to list your wishes correctly

Power of Attorney

If your power of attorney requires a note from a physician as proof of incapacity has occurred, you may want to consider changing this requirement. During the pandemic, doctors were so busy that there was little time for writing letters, which could delay your agent’s ability to act on your behalf.

Health Care Surrogate Designation.

Under a Health Care Surrogate Designation, the person appointed to act as your agent would confer with the doctors in person to make medical decisions on your behalf. That will likely be impossible during a pandemic as family members were not allowed in the hospital with sick patients. Language that expressly authorizes electronic communication with your agent needs to be included in your Health Care Surrogate Designation.

Heidi S. Webb, Attorney at Law, serves clients in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Melbourne, and beyond with Estate Planning and Probate. 

Contact her today to schedule a free consultation. Visit her page on Facebook, or see what her clients are saying to learn more about Heidi.

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