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Posted on April 10, 2020 at 8:26 AM

There is growing interest in advance care planning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, even though the requisite formalities are flexible, they may not be flexible enough for a time of social distancing. While advance directive statutes permit them to be signed OR notarized to become legally sufficient, access to witnesses and notaries is more difficult.


In response, more states are allowing “remote” notarization. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel has posted a chart showing which states permit emergency remote notarization.

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