Online Notarization and Witnessing Available!

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Illinois has passed an executive order to help ensure citizens get the legal assistance they need while sheltering in place, and that their legal documents, such as estate plans, are properly executed and in full effect. We can now notarize and witness documents electronically, ensuring the safety of all parties involved. 

The order does require that all parties have the capability for two-way audio and video communication, which can be accomplished via computer or over cell phone via Facetime or other such applications. 

What Will the Process Look Like:

If you would like to take advantage of this option, the process will look something like this:

1. we will send your documents to you via email, provided you have the capability to print them. If not, we can mail your documents to you. 

2. Once you have the documents, we will schedule a time for a telephone or video conference to review your documents with you. 

3. Once the documents have been reviewed, we will hold a video conference with you with all signatories, witnesses, and the notary. Our office can help assist you with this step. 

4. During the signing conference, You will need to initial each page of each document that will be notarized, and sign the documents. The notary must be able to clearly see you initialing and signing. 

4. Once the video conference is concluded and all documents have been signed, you will then mail the documents back to us for notarization.  

5. We will notarize and witness the documents, make copies for our system, and send the originals back to you. 

In these difficult times, it is very important to ensure your affairs are in order. Don’t let these circumstances prevent you from being fully prepared! Call us now to schedule a free Estate Planning consultation. 

We are here to assist you

We are aware that everyone has been affected by the recent response to COVID-19 but we hope that you find some comfort in knowing that we are still operational and here to assist you.

Whether you are a current client or if you are looking for family law or estate planning assistance, our team is here for you and will continue to be available to address your concerns.

To the extent possible, we will offer remote consultations and provide services from a distance.

You may message us here, email our office at info@sterkfamilylaw.com, or call 815-600-8950 and one of our team members will be able to assist you.

This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such. This article is for informational and educational purposes only.

 

This is a legal advertisement from Sterk Family Law Group. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be construed as such. This article is for informational and educational purposes only.

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