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Karen M. Hennecy Shares COVID-19-Related Legislative Updates in Elder Law


Birmingham, AL – White Arnold & Dowd P.C. shareholder Karen M. Hennecy has outlined recent legislative updates passed in response to the coronavirus pandemic that impact Elder Law. As Ms. Hennecy notes, “The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a growing need for Elder Law and benefit planning services. Practitioners are adapting to this new season by improving and creating new means of delivering services, as well as understanding and communicating how recently-enacted guidelines and acts can benefit our clients. Telephone and video interviews and conferences, electronic signatures, remote notarization and an increased utilization of electronic communication are now being used more frequently for our clients’ convenience and safety. A number of statutory and other provisions have been put into place to assist Americans, many of which directly affect our elderly population.” Ms. Hennecy’s memorandum can be found in its entirety here.

Ms. Hennecy, a graduate of Samford University and Cumberland School of Law, concentrates her practice on the administration of decedents’ estates and protected persons as well as Elder Law issues. She assists clients and their families in developing and implementing advance directives, durable powers of attorney, wills, trusts, other types of asset preservation, and Medicaid planning. Ms. Hennecy is a past president of the Alabama State Bar’s Elder Law Section, and remains active in a number of professional organizations.

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