Florida Legislature authorizes online notarization and electronic wills.
Updated: Feb 3, 2020
The Florida Legislature recently enacted into law a bill authorizing remote online notarization and the execution of electronic wills. The online notarization statute, section 117.265, Fla. Stat., took effect on January 1, 2020, and the statute providing the method for executing an electronic will, section 732.522, Fla. Stat. takes effect on July 1, 2020.
Florida statutes set forth the requirements for remote online notarization and the execution of an electronic will. More information can be found in the Florida Bar Journal article, "Danger Will Robinson: The New Frontier of Remote Online Notarization and Electronic Wills." https://www.floridabar.org/the-florida-bar-journal/danger-will-robinson-the-new-frontier-of-remote-online-notarization-and-electronic-wills/
This is a new and unprecedented area of Florida law. If you need help with a will, trust, or estate plan, please give us a call.