The nice thing about how the world works today is that distance is no longer as much of an issue as it was in the past. If you have questions about your rights in a nursing home and can’t get to an attorney’s office, you may be able to have a teleconference. Similarly, if your family has questions about probate after you pass away and live in multiple states, they may be able to join each other and the attorney online through a multichannel video conference room.
Technology is amazing in this way, and it’s something that you should keep in mind as you work on your estate plan. Why? There may be parts of your estate plan that would benefit from having input from others who aren’t really close enough to sit down and have a meeting with you and your attorney. Instead of making them fly in or drive in to see you, you could instead opt to have a teleconference.
When would you want to have an estate planning teleconference?
There are a few times when you may want to have an estate planning teleconference, such as if you:
- Have set up a trust for your grandchildren and would like them and their parents to be a part of a conversation about the requirements for the trust to pay out
- You have decided to leave property to a family member and want to inform them and others who were hoping to receive it of your decision
- You have been in the hospital and now want to go over your health care wishes with those who may come in to support you
These are just a few times that you might want to have a teleconference.
There are other times when teleconferences may help as well. For example, did you k now that certain court hearings may now be able to be completed through video conferencing? This is particularly helpful for those who are not in the state but who would like to be (or need to be) part of a hearing.
This is new technology, but Texas courts have been keen on it. Keep it in mind. It is helpful and will assist you in getting everyone together no matter where they live.