It’s been the season for devastation, with three storms ravaging the U.S. and Caribbean.
The human costs of these storms are hard to contemplate. But there can be smaller costs that cause pain, too: Lost photos, keepsakes and mementos of lives well lived are often casualties of storms. The same is equally true of important legal documents. Wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney documents so necessary to peace of mind, especially in the stress of a storm can be damaged or even misplaced. And the middle of a horrifying storm is one of the worst times for that to happen.
Luckily, there is technological help.
Storm survivors have used social media to help rescue each other, get supplies to those in need even breast milk! But cloud-based computing offers a chance to preserve your important and cherished documents, too.
Once you’ve secured your family or your property, it might also not be a bad idea to store those documents on a password-protected thumb drive.
Other experts suggest you upload copies of your legal and insurance documents, as well as your financial statements, tax returns, identification, onto a secure online, cloud-based storage. Here at ILP +, we offer clients and even the general public access to our online eVault. We can store your passports, health care or insurance policies, and other valued papers online so that you access them anywhere. We’ll even scan the documents for you.
If you’ve already taken the trouble to draw up a thorough estate plan, you’ve already shown that you care about your family’s security and peace of mind. Keeping those necessary documents online is an extra layer of security. Sometimes, the best shelter from a storm is the cloud.
Our veteran attorneys are ready to work with you for all your estate planning needs. Our practice bridges the gap between classic, old-school lawyering to the most modern techniques. Reach out to us for a free consultation today. 501-221-7776