Teachers Are Updating Their Wills in Preparation for Return to Classrooms During COVID-19

July 16, 2020

COVID-19 continues to rage through the country, causing work closures, cancelled events and constant worry among United States citizens. Summer will eventually come to an end and school will be starting up, whether that be virtually or in person. Teachers across the country are starting to prepare or update their wills and estates in anticipation for returning to the classroom. Because of the dangers of the Coronavirus, teachers are worried about contracting the virus while teaching in person, especially those with underlying health conditions. Teachers across the country are protesting government officials to redesign their reopening plan and urging virtual instruction to be mandated until COVID-19 is under control.

Attorney Christopher M. Brown was interviewed by CBS3 Philadelphia regarding the increase of teachers preparing their wills before the possible reopening of schools in the fall. In the above video, Brown provides his legal advice on the importance of creating and updating wills in the time of COVID-19.

A will is a legal document that states what will happen to a person’s property in the event of their passing. The person writing the will can specify what they want done with their assets, how assets are divided and who manages the will once they pass. If a will is not written before a person’s passing, the court will determine who inherits their property.

The West Chester wills and estates lawyers at  Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. help clients prepare their will and protect their legacy. We understand the importance of a will and will work with you to create a will that meets your needs for after your passing. Contact us online today or call us at 610-565-3701 for a free case consultation. With offices in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Delaware County, Chester County, and Montgomery County.