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A Note about Remote Notarization

A Note about Remote Notarization

By Hampton & Pigott
Posted on 1-7-2021

While the world during COVID-19 might seem confusing and scary, your estate planning shouldn’t be. One of the differences in estate planning, during COVID-19, is the use of remote notarization. Starting December 31, 2020, notaries public will be able to notarize estate planning documents remotely, due to the passage of SB20-96. Typically, attorney’s preparing your estate planning documents will have taken training to be able to notarize documents remotely, with the help of video services, such as Zoom. You shouldn’t be afraid to do your estate planning during these unprecedented times, and being able to do them remotely should make it just a little bit easier.

We have included some key tips to help you if you encounter a situation where you need remote notarization.

  • Make sure you have a good WIFI connection
  • Make sure the entire meeting is being recorded and you receive a copy of the recording
  • Make sure you have access to a camera and your attorney/notary public has access to your video feed

Hopefully this makes the process of estate planning a little bit easier amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19.