COVID-19 Update: How We Are Serving and Protecting Our Clients
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COVID-19 FAQs

We continue to offer our legal assistance to the Greater Detroit community during these challenging times. Feel free to call Laura McMahon Lynch, PLC (313) 885-6697 for any of your Mediation, real estate, probate, or estate planning needs. Ms. Lynch was recently named as one of only twenty Court Recommended case evaluators and mediators for the 3rd Circuit Court during the pandemic. The Law Firm has a variety of interview means including video conferencing, office meetings, as well as telephone meetings and email. Whatever you prefer and whichever works best with your schedule is available as you choose. Ms. Lynch is addressing estate planning needs of local First Responders by providing simple estate planning services at no charge.

Is your office open during the COVID#19 QUARANTINE?

Yes, we are open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. however, we are seeing clients in the office on a limited basis. Most Appointments are held by telephone, conference call, or via Zoom on-line meetings. We can process your cases in Wayne County Probate and Circuit Courts, Macomb County Probate and Circuit Courts and Oakland County Probate and Circuit Courts despite the limited accessibility of the Courts. Most Judges are having virtual hearings on Zoom and much more is being accomplished via email with the court clerks and Judge’s attorneys.

Are the Courts open during the COVID#19 QUARANTINE?

The Wayne County Probate Court is physically closed for in-person appearances. However, Wayne County Probate Court is accepting digital filings by attorneys. If you need to commence a Probate Estate for a loved one or friend who died in Wayne County, Michigan, we can make that happen during the Court’s closure. Please contact us to schedule a virtual meeting or conference call with attorney, Laura McMahon Lynch.

The Wayne County Circuit Court is physically closed for in-person appearances. However, digital filings continue to be permitted by attorneys at the Wayne County Circuit Court. If you have a Wayne County civil dispute involving more than $25,000.00 or an equitable claim such as a real estate dispute, lien foreclosure, or quiet title matter, we can file your case and assist you in pursing your rights and protecting your assets during the aftermath of the pandemic, even though the Court is not physically open to the public.

Can I buy real estate during the COVID#19 QUARANTINE?

Yes, you can. Ms. Lynch handles all aspects of “For sale by Owner sales” and Realtor listed sales. Real estate home purchases can be handled via digital documents and there are title companies and mortgage companies that will handle the execution of closing documents virtually. Feel free to contact Ms. Lynch to explain the digital processes in place to move real estate sales during the Quarantine.

Can I make an Estate Plan during the COVID#19 QUARANTINE?

YES. Estate Planning such as Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Patient Advocate Appointments can continue to be completed more efficiently than ever due to the availability of the zoom platform/app. At an initial consultation, Ms. Lynch will help you understand the possibilities for disposition of your personal estate, as well as the variety of paths that you can choose to assure that your heirs and beneficiaries receive what you want them to have, at the time you want them to have it, after you pass on. She can draft your estate planning documents and schedule your review appointment through zoom. You will be able to review each document at the video appointment and request changes. Then you will come in to sign the final documents. This video meeting enables you to just make two trips instead of three!

ATTENTION FIRST RESPONDERS!!

Ms. Lynch is participating in a pro bono (free) simple estate planning service for First Responders who want to make a traditional estate plan. The service provides First Responders with a Simple Will, Financial Power of Attorney and/or Healthcare Power of Attorney, free of charge, as a courtesy for their brave and faithful commitment to our community! Please pass this information along to any First Responder that you know.