Do I need a witness for my documents?

We include specific instructions on the first page of each document that detail the signing requirements for your state. It's crucial to start here, since there are different requirements for each document in each state.

Learn more: Sign, Witness & Notarize: Make Your Documents Legally Binding After Completing Them Online

Who can be a witness for my documents?

A common place to find witnesses is at locations where you notarize your documents, such as UPS Stores.

For documents that do not require a notarization, consider asking neighbors, coworkers, or friends who are not included in your Estate Plan to serve as witnesses.

Who should not be a witness?

  • Avoid having anyone named in your Estate Plan, such as trustees, executors, guardians, or gift recipients, act as a witness.
  • Immediate family members and minors should also be excluded from serving as witnesses.

In some states, having a Will or Trust witnessed by a family member or someone named in the document could have unintended legal consequences. This might affect the witness's ability to receive any gifts or inheritance from your estate.

Finding Witnesses Through Mobile Notary Zone

If finding witnesses proves challenging, consider utilizing our partner, Mobile Notary Zone. For an additional fee, they offer notarization services and can provide witnesses during the signing process.

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