Curbside Signings + Other Estate Planning Options During COVID-19

April 2020

Estate planning is proving to be a topic on everyone’s mind during the uncertainty we are facing today as a global community. If you have been putting off completing or updating your estate plan, it is undeniably the time to bring it from the bottom of the list to the top and FMJ’s Trusts & Estates attorneys are here to help.

As you may be aware, attorneys providing estate planning services were deemed exempt (essential service) under Governor Waltz’s Stay Home Minnesota Order, which means estate planning attorneys can continue to execute estate plans.

While it may seem like you need to have an in-person meeting with your attorney to create or revisit your estate plan, FMJ’s attorneys are able to “meet” with you via phone conference, video conference, or email. Furthermore, our Trusts & Estates attorneys are offering curbside signings where you simply drive up to our office building and you can sign your documents while we practice appropriate social distancing and take other precautionary measures. If a curbside signing is not possible, our attorneys can figure out an alternative option to best assist you.

If you are interested in a curbside signing or would like to discuss your estate plan further please contact one of our Trusts & Estates attorneys.

They can be reached by emailing, calling 952-995-9500, or reaching out to the individual attorneys via their email address provided below. For more information on estate planning during the COVID-19 crisis, click here.

FMJ’s Trusts & Estates group consists of David Ness (, Karen Schlotthauer (, Matthew Jensen (, and Nicole Flaherty Cropper (