Today, as our country and the world try mightily to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected so many people in so many ways, from tragically losing family members, friends and colleagues, to their own illness and the illness of their loved ones, to job loss and other economic losses, to profound changes in their day-to-day lives and isolation from their loved ones, it is more important than ever to maintain and concentrate upon personal interactions.  Today, these interactions often are relegated to Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime meetings, but it is imperative that we do not lose ourselves and our connections to others as some of us continue to self-quarantine and others return slowly to their pre-pandemic routines, altered as they may be at least for the foreseeable future.  Self-isolation can lead to depression, anxiety, and a weakened response by our immune system.  Staying connected is so important that Mitch Albom, the renowned author, has written a fictional, weekly series, entitled, The Human Touch.  In commenting about his recent work, Mr. Albom states, “It is my hope that the story will provide a welcome diversion in our suddenly shut-in world.”

So, too, it is important to establish a connection with professionals, who should not forget that there is a person at the other end of the telephone, the virtual meeting, or the conference room.  The Trusts and Estates attorneys at Jaspan Schlesinger LLP strive for and achieve a personalized relationship with each client.  This is true whether we are preparing your estate plan, helping you make important decisions about your children’s future, assisting you in becoming the legal guardian for a loved one whose deficits require your intervention, helping you navigate through the recent loss of a loved one whose estate must be administrated even during a time of sadness, or trying to settle an estate litigation when family members often lose sight of the goal to resolve the legal issues as expeditiously and cost-efficiently as possible and, hopefully, repair fractured family relationships.

At Jaspan Schlesinger, our Trusts and Estates attorneys pride themselves on providing our clients with a compassionate, hands-on approach to these difficult, yet vital, legal services.  We know there simply is no substitute for the “human touch.”