Question: I hear that divorce lawyers and estate planning lawyers are swamped during the Corvid-19 quarantine. Is this true?

Answer:  I can’t speak for divorce lawyers. It does stand to reason, that couples being cooped up can have positive or negative effects. (re-read in nine months, during the quarantine baby boom). As for Estate Planning lawyers, you may be surprised.

Like all industries, we saw a week to week progression. Early on, folks were more concerned with toilet paper. However, as a few weeks have passed, more people are using their time at wisely. While I have seen a higher volume of inquiries, I wouldn’t say we are swamped. We can certainly handle more calls, video conferences and “drive-up” signings.

This unique time brings more time and availability to accomplish a Will or Trust. Even more important, folks are paying attention to their affairs. (I even investigated my blood type – which I never knew). In my experience, Time + Attention = Results.

Scheduling a free consultation with an Estate Planning lawyer gives peace of mind and is much easier than expected. It’s worth twenty minutes of your lockdown time.

Attorney James Haroutunian practices Real Estate, Estate Planning and Elder Law, in Billerica at 790 Boston Rd and offers free consultations by phone or video conference. Reach him at,, 978-671-0711 or via email: