The Importance of Estate Planning During the Pandemic
Preparing for Unexpected Health and Financial Decisions
Essential Components of an Estate Plan
Financial and Health Care Powers of Attorney
Living Will and Advance Health Care Directive
HIPAA Waiver for Medical Information Access
Last Will and Testament
Establishing a Living Trust
Safeguarding and Sharing Your Estate Planning Documents
Storing Documents Securely and Accessibly
Communicating Your Plan with Key Individuals
Benjamin E. Long: Estate Planning and Probate Law Expert in Challenging Times
As a Founding Attorney at Schlagel Long, LLC in Olathe, KS, Benjamin E. Long specializes in guiding individuals and businesses through intricate estate and business planning. With the ongoing pandemic, Ben recognizes the heightened need for effective estate planning to manage unforeseen health and financial challenges.
Expertise in Pandemic-Related Estate Planning
Ben’s expertise extends to preparing essential estate planning components tailored for the uncertainties of the pandemic. Understanding the anxiety brought about by COVID-19, he focuses on creating comprehensive estate plans, including revocable trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney (FPOA and HCPOA), and advance health care directives. His approach is to alleviate fears by ensuring clients’ wishes are clearly articulated and legally secure, especially in emergency health situations.
Professional Background and Recognition
Benjamin's legal prowess is backed by a J.D. from Washburn University School of Law and a B.S. in Biology from Kansas State University. His career is marked by notable achievements, including being named a Super Lawyer Rising Star and receiving the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. His dedication extends beyond his practice as he contributes as an adjunct faculty member at Washburn Law School and head coach of the Kansas State University Mock Trial Team.
A Personal Approach to Legal Services
Believing that each client's story is unique, Benjamin invests time in understanding their values and goals. He is committed to protecting not just financial wealth but also the intellectual, spiritual, and human assets that define one's legacy.
Ensuring Accessibility and Communication
In response to the current crisis, Ben emphasizes the importance of safely storing and sharing estate planning documents. He guides clients through safeguarding their legal documents and communicating their plans effectively to family members and designated agents.
Commitment to Community and Family
When not practicing law or teaching, Benjamin cherishes time with his wife, Dr. Andra Long, and their two daughters in Olathe, Kansas. His community involvement and personal experiences enrich his perspective on the significance of estate planning, especially in difficult times.
Estate Planning Legacy Planner
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