As a result of the rise in coronavirus cases in Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay at home order that requires Floridians to remain at home unless they must seek medical attention or need to visit a local essential business. Such orders have not only made it difficult for many individuals to meet with a Florida estate planning attorney to discuss drawing up a will, but they have also made it hard for a person to revise existing estate planning documents that need updating.
But there may be another way for you to accomplish the task you have set out to do.
If you are someone in Coral Springs or Pompano Beach, FL who is looking to get your will written up or you need to update your power of attorney or another document included in your estate plan, you may be able to do it from the comfort of your home. Because social distancing is of the utmost importance right now, Express Law has made it so that your legal needs can be addressed quickly and without you having to make any physical contact with a Coral Springs FL estate planning lawyer. Between the technological advances we have made coupled with our evolving technology, there are ways around meeting in-person to draft and execute a will, power of attorney, deed, etc.
If the COVID-19 virus has you feeling uncertain about the future and what is to come, contact Express Law now to discuss getting your estate plan in order.
New Florida Law Makes Electronic Wills Available Starting July 1, 2020
While most legal documents require signatures, notarizations, or both to make them legal and valid, there is software that is available today that allows you to sign a document without you having to have a lawyer physically present to witness the signing. Florida also passed a new law that is set to take effect starting July 1, 2020, that allows notaries to affix their seal and signature to most legal documents signed out of their presence given they witness the signature via a live, two-way video link [Source: The Florida Bar]. “Third-party witnesses needed for wills and other documents may also appear remotely.”
Now, if you’re ready to create a plan that will protect your assets and ensure your last wishes are carried out according to your terms, its time you contact Coral Springs, FL estate planning lawyer Margery Golant. Estate plans are legal documents and shall only be upheld when they conform to your state’s laws, therefore, they should never be created without the guidance and advice of a reputable Coral Springs, FL estate planning lawyer.
Express Law can be reached at:
2900 West Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL 33073