Once you complete your documents, it's crucial to sign and notarize them where indicated. This guide provides an overview of how to locate a notary and the process of notarizing your documents, including online options where applicable.

Where can I notarize my documents?

Notarizing your documents is a key step in finalizing them. Here's how to find a notary:

  • Mobile Notary Appointment: Schedule a notary and two witnesses to come to you through our partner, Mobile Notary Zone
  • Google Local Notary Search: Use Google to find local notaries in your area.
  • UPS Store Search: Many UPS stores offer notarization services.
  • Local Banks and Credit Unions: These often provide notarization services for free to customers, but it's important to check their policy on notarizing Estate Planning documents.

Note: Always contact the notary location in advance, as some locations may require an appointment.

Remember, you will need two witnesses who are 18 years or older to sign your documents alongside the notarization.

Can I sign and notarize my documents online?

Whether you can sign and notarize your documents online depends on your state's legal requirements. Currently, the following states allow online signing and notarization for estate planning documents:

  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Indiana
  • Nevada
  • Utah

If you're in a state that permits online notarization, you can use Notarize.com through your Trust & Will account for the following documents:

  • Last Will & Testament
  • Living Will
  • Power of Attorney

However, documents in the Trust-based Estate Plan are currently not eligible for online signing.

After electronically signing your documents, you can choose to have the signed physical copies shipped to you or download them for printing directly from your Trust & Will account.

After notarizing your documents, make sure to mark your Estate Plan as signed in your Trust & Will account.

 
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