Draft Legislation Proposed to Permit Mobile Notarization

Recognizing the legal challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presents, four sections of the North Carolina Bar Association (Estate Planning & Fiduciary Law, Elder & Special Needs Law, Litigation, and Real Property) collaborated to draft and propose legislation that would enable remote witnessing/notarization and execution during the current North Carolina state of emergency. 

This past weekend, draft legislation was submitted to legislative leaders. The legislation, if enacted, will make it possible for clients to execute key legal documents remotely during the current state of emergency, while also limiting potential exposure for witnesses, notaries, and attorneys. It is critical to the legal system and the needs of clients that estate planning processes and the execution of other instruments that occur during this pandemic are and will remain valid.

If you or a loved one needs to update your estate planning documents, you can still schedule a virtual consultation by calling 704-755-5254, and stay tuned for further updates regarding this legislation.