Many parents with young children are asking what they can do to be prepared if they get sick with COVID-19 and are incapacitated temporarily, or do not recover. Two issues are keeping parents up at night:
Mental illness and substance abuse issues can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, marital status, socioeconomic status, and occupation. It is not uncommon for individuals who are struggling with their mental and emotional health to be aware that they need assistance but not know where to turn. The COVID-19 pandemic, economy, and unprecedented social isolation measures may initiate or exacerbate these feelings. If you or a family member grapple with substance abuse or debilitating mental and emotional health issues, there are legal services available (even during the pandemic) that can lend exceptional assistance and support.
Trustees face unique vulnerability during this unprecedented health and economic crisis. Tasked with safeguarding trust assets, trustees must take decisive action in an unpredictable environment. Decisions made now will later be evaluated with the benefit of hindsight, and trustees face potential personal liability for mismanagement. It is critical that trustees prepare themselves by understanding their duties and the ever changing landscape in this uncertain time.