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Great News! Remote Notary Becomes Permanent in PA

access_time Posted on: November 4th, 2020

Simple, inexpensive and safe

In welcome news from Harrisburg, Governor Wolf has signed into law Act 97 of 2020, making the emergency provisions of remote on-line notary permanent.  Previously, the remote notary provisions were set to expire sixty days after the expiration of the Governor’s declared emergency regarding the Covid-19 epidemic.  Now Pennsylvanians will continue to benefit from the opportunity to sign remotely-notarized documents from the safety of their own home.  

Remote notary is simple, inexpensive and safe.  The signer, notary, and witnesses all join an on-line meeting, and the signing of documents and notarial act are all completed electronically.  The process can take as little as ten minutes, and completed documents are provided electronically to the signor within the hour.  No travel or attendance is required.  As long as the signer has reliable internet service and can complete a straightforward identification process, the entire signing can be completed from the safety and comfort of their own home.   This service can be provided to residents outside of the Commonwealth, including those serving abroad in the armed forces, to complete estate planning documents, real estate transactions, or other legal actions. 

CGA Law Firm has experienced paralegals and up-to-date technology to provide this safe, convenient and efficient notary process to you.  Please consider using remote notary for your next transaction.  We will be happy to assist you!

Attorney Tim Bupp

CGA Law Firm Attorney Tim Bupp

Tim chairs CGA’s Estate Law Department. He provides clients with specialized advice in Estate PlanningBusiness and tax planning, Real Estate transactions and related matters. Tim has advanced degrees in business administration, business taxation, and law, as well as his certifications in estate planning and employee benefits taxation. 

Tim earned the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney from the National Elder Law Foundation, the only ABA-approved Elder Law certification approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. As a CELA, Tim is recognized to have completed the training and practice required to be an expert in the field of elder and special needs law. 

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