In 2020, New Jersey’s government recognized for the first time that sometimes, you need a notary- and you need one who can witness electronically. The law New Jersey adopted wasn’t perfect, but it was a start.
Last week, New Jersey adopted a new law, which allows for a very important change: for the first time, a will can be notarized by an attorney or a Notary Public using communication technology. This is a big step in New Jersey. It means that a will can be notarized by video conference, FaceTime, Zoom, or Skype.
This new law is extremely helpful for members of our community who cannot travel to an attorney’s office to have a will prepared and sign it face to face with the attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of a new will and cannot travel to an attorney’s office, call Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq., to set up a consultation to discuss creation of a new estate plan for you from the comfort of your home.
By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright, a Freehold Township, Monmouth County, NJ Power of Attorney Lawyer