According to the Miami Herold, there is a huge surge in people asking for wills to be written, since COVID 19 arrived on the scene.
Lawyers are being overwhelmed with requests to write will, and update estate plans, according to this article. Equally, they're also seeing a rise in requests for health surrogates or documents that would give someone permission to "pull the plug" in case of emergency and how COVID treatments might go.
While estate planning can be morbid, it's covering something that will happen to everyone. Death. We'll all be there one day, and COVID seems to be reminding everyone that life is in fact finite. Because of the pandemic, people have come to the QUICK conclusion that you can no longer procrastinate things like wills and estate planning.
So what is a will? It's basically an inexpensive and quick way to document how you want your estate to be handled, if and when you die. Sometimes all you need is a review and revision, and others may need something created from scratch.