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Q: I am helping an elderly woman who is quite frail and she needs a Will .... cont. below

My husband is a lawyer but he is British and is not qualified to practice in NYC, but he has written all the instructions after having met with this lady. It is a fairly simple Will (she doesn't have property - just cash) and she knows what she wants but her health is getting worse by the day. Is there anyway of having a Will drawn up quickly? Are there lawyers who make house visits or who would agree to meet via Zoom/video call?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: Yes, there are attorneys who can accommodate urgent situations by drafting a will quickly, and many will make house visits or arrange virtual meetings via Zoom or other video call platforms, especially for clients with health concerns. You should reach out to local estate planning attorneys or firms in New York City who offer expedited services. Explain the situation and the urgency, and they may be able to prioritize the drafting of the will. Ensure that all the formalities required by New York law for executing a will are followed, even if the process is expedited. It's also important to communicate the woman's wishes clearly to the attorney to avoid any potential issues with the will's validity in the future.

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