A new COVID-19 Directive presently provides that notaries may notarize documents by video and notarize that document once it is transmitted by fax or email.
That means one can do an over-the-phone or video consultation with a qualified attorney in order to create a Last Will and Testament or Power of Attorney and that it may be executed and witnessed right from your own home without leaving your house.
The laws providing that one must appear in person to notarize such documents were temporarily suspended in order to comply with health and safety concerns during COVID-19.
One must provide that two witnesses be on the other end of the video that are 14 years or older and have verifiable IDs for the notary.
If you or a loved one is in need of a Will or Power of Attorney, it’s important to retain a qualified attorney to assist in these matters. The Barrera Law Firm is participating in telephonic free consultations and select in person interviews. Free to call us at (956) 428-2822 or contact us online.
We are here to help.