On March 31, 2020, the Indiana Supreme Court ordered the temporary authorization for virtual witnessing of a will by temporarily removing the requirement that the signor be in the presence of the witness, as well as remote notarization procedures. This has allowed our office to proceed with virtual signings so our clients may complete their planning.
The order contained the caveat that any wills signed under this order would need to be re-signed with the witnesses in person within 90 days of the end of the Governor's declared State of Emergency. However, on May 29, 2020, the Court issued an order extending the time period within which the virtually signed wills must be re-signed in person to January 1, 2021.
Hopefully, the transition to virtual capabilities through the Court's COVID-19 orders will result in some of these provisions becoming permanent. Until then, give us a call and we will coordinate your estate planning under current guidelines and keep you up to date.