Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals are using their extra time indoors to get their estate planning affairs in order. With health concerns among the public at an all-time high, we understand if you have found yourself considering various “what if” scenarios. Although you might be stuck in your home for the foreseeable future, most of the estate planning work necessary to protect your interests and the future of your loved ones can be done without much interaction with others. So you can still create, update, or finalize your estate plan without having to be in the same room as your lawyer.
At AvoidProbate, our experienced and dedicated estate planning lawyer is available to assist with your legal needs remotely via email, telephone, and video conferencing. If you need to add crucial legal documents to your estate plan, we can have them drafted and sent you via email or mail delivery service so you can review and give your final approval.
Signing Legal Documents While Maintaining Social Distance
There are quite a few options to choose from if you need to sign legal documents and want to make sure you are practicing social distancing. Depending on what legal matters you want to handle, you can sign documents at the law office while wearing gloves and masks and keeping six-feet of space between you and others. Another option for in-person signings is to drive up to the office and have a lawyer come out to your vehicle to conduct your business.
Some circumstances also allow you to sign estate planning documents on your own by following simple instructions provided by your lawyer. Out-of-office signings might require witnesses, but you can still achieve your goal by having a friend or neighbor watch as you sign the documents, all while adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Is Online Notarization an Option?
Online notarization is still not widely used, so only a few states will allow this service for certain types of documents. While there is currently a movement to expand online notarization during the COVID-19 pandemic, you should consult with an experienced lawyer to discuss your state's laws regarding online notarization.
Get in Touch with AvoidProbate Today
We know how important it is to protect your family and legacy, which is why we are here to assist with all of your estate planning needs during these uncertain times. With our extensive resources and knowledge of the law in your corner, you can feel confident knowing your assets will be there for your loved ones when the time comes.
Give us a call at (844) 798-7878 to learn more about our remote document signing services and the three service levels available to our clients. Please don’t hesitate, schedule your consultation with AvoidProbate today.