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April 15, 2020

During state of emergency, Maryland to permit virtual witnessing of wills and other estate documents

On April 10, 2020, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued two executive orders that will now permit remote notarizations (Order No. 20-03-30-04: https://sos.maryland.gov/Documents/EOAuthorizingRemoteNotarization.pdf) and the electronic witnessing of wills and other estate-related documents (Order No. 20-04-10-01https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Remote-Witnessing-4.10.20.pdf), thereby suspending certain in-person witnessing requirements while the coronavirus state of emergency remains in effect.  This is a momentous development that will greatly facilitate the execution of these critical documents in such uncertain times.

If you need to create a new estate plan or simply update an existing will, our Estates & Trusts team can assist you from the safety and comfort of your own home.  For more information, contact David Stallings at 410-783-6379 or by email at mdstallings@nilesbarton.com

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