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2021 Update on Remote Witnessing and Notarization

In November, Michigan law was amended to allow documents to be signed by witnesses and Notaries Public using remote meeting technology. The November legislation allowed remote witnessing and notarizing through December 31, 2020.

At the end of 2020, Governor Whitmer signed a series of bills that extend the ability to remotely sign documents and use electronic signatures through June 30, 2021.

In a previous post (found HERE), we outlined the conditions which must be met for a document to be witnessed or notarized remotely. All of those same conditions exist under the new legislation.

At Lumbertown Law, we are familiar with the requirements to remotely sign and notarize documents, and we have assisted a number of clients with remote document witnessing and notarizing throughout this pandemic. We have the technology in place to make remote signing go smoothly. So, if you're putting off an update to your Will, Trust or other legal documents because you do not want to interact face-to-face with witnesses or a Notary Public, contact Lumbertown Law today to discuss your circumstances safely and remotely.


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