DISCLAIMER: The information on this page is provided as courtesy and general guidance, but is not provided as legal advice by the RPPTL Section or The Florida Bar, and should not be relied upon in any manner. Each lawyer needs to individually and independently review any information provided and make his/her own determinations as to the validity and appropriateness of such information prior to use.
July 1, 2020
The “Vulnerable Adult” Exception and the Remote Execution
of Testamentary Documents (Submitted by Richard N. Sherrill) – Effective
July 1, 2020, Florida law allows for the remote witnessing and notarization of
electronic wills and other testamentary documents. There is, however, an
exception which prevents the use of such technology by “vulnerable
adults.” RPPTL Section Member, Richard Sherill, discusses this important
“vulnerable adult” exception in this 7 ½ minute video. https://youtu.be/qiUyQ6vWnyw
Remote Online Notary Checklist for Recorded Portion of Notarization of Estate Planning Documents (Submitted by J. Allison Archbold) - RPPTL Section Member, Allison Archbold has prepared a useful checklist for Remote Online Notaries (RONs) who intend to notarize estate planning documents after July 1, 2020.
IRS Now Accepting Digital Image Signatures In Lieu of Originals (Submitted by Rachel Bouchard Chaimowiz and Robert L. Lancaster) – Read about the IRS’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic by temporarily accepting digital signatures in lieu of originals for certain documents.