Estate Planning by Zoom

Within the last few weeks, Missouri’s governor issued Executive Order 20-08 authorizing notarization and witnessing of document signing by video conference. This is a stark (although likely temporary) break from the traditional requirement that a notary and witnesses be physically present with the individual signing documents. So what does this mean? Estate planning can be done by video conference. Meetings between attorney and client can of course be carried out by video conference (or phone) and now the signing of the documents, which has always required an in-person office meeting, can be accomplished by video. There is not a better (or easier!) time to consider a Will, Trust, Power of Attorney and similar documents. We offer free initial consultations (video, phone), all fixed fees (no surprise hourly bills) and seamless video completion of all documents.