In-person notary requirement suspended
Written by Attorney Timothy J. Bupp, CELA; CGA Estate Practice Chairman
The COVID-19 emergency has created unwanted stress for those of us in quarantine. The risk of illness, particularly for older persons, has caused concern regarding whether we can get the legal help we need.
Review estate planning documents
Many have taken this time to rethink their estate planning documents, including wills, health care directives, and powers of attorney. Unfortunately, during this uncertain time when having these documents in place has never been more important, the shelter-in-place order makes it more difficult than ever to arrange the necessary meetings with professionals to prepare, sign, witness and notarize essential documents.
Commonwealth allows remote notary
Fortunately, on April 3rd our Commonwealth provided relief during this emergency by suspending the requirement of physical presence for the notarization of estate planning documents. Documents like powers of attorney, wills, and health care directives can now be notarized remotely, using audio-visual technology instead of personal meetings.
CGA team is prepared with remote
Utilizing this technology, our attorneys, paralegals,
Reach out to CGA Law Firm, and we will be ready to assist you, in these emergency times as always.
CGA’s latest blog posts.
As we get near the end of 2022, it is time for local municipalities in Pennsylvania to begin thinking about everything that needs to be accomplished before the calendar flips to 2023. Four of the major items that every municipality needs to accomplish before the end of the year are the passage of a budget,…
The Volunteer Service Credit Act (the “Act”), which is found in 35 Pa. C.S.A. Health and Safety, was amended in 2020 by Act 91 to allow active volunteer firefighters to take an even greater tax credit. Financial Incentives for Emergency Service Volunteers As many municipalities are experiencing first hand, volunteer fire and emergency service companies…