- Illinois and Online Wills -
Illinois has joined a growing number of states that now allow individuals to create and execute Wills online. On July 26, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed the Electronic Wills and Remote Witnesses Act, which took effect immediately. Recent Illinois legislation passed and signed by the Governor also amended the Illinois Notary Act to provide for remote/online notarizations. That Public Act, however, will not take effect until the later of either of the following: the promulgation of the new administrative rules by the Secretary of State or January 1, 2022. This means that while Illinois residents now have the option of creating an electronic Will, adding a remotely (online) notarized "attestation" clause Illinois is not yet possible. Thus, stay tuned for additional updates as to remote notarization status and when our office will begin offering electronic Wills.
In the meantime, though, should you wish to learn more about these recent law changes, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office.
Should you or someone you know wish to meet with one of our attorneys for assistance with (or to discuss options for): estate, life care, and/or long-term care planning; and/or, other planning matters, please do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys. It would be our pleasure to meet with you to review your current planning and/or to discuss planning options for your consideration.
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Reminder: Out of an abundance of caution and to do our continued part in helping to keep our clients, staff, and their respective families as safe as possible, all non-signing appointments for our elder law clients and for our estate and life care planning clients with the following attorneys: Connie Renzi; Katie Lenert; or, Brandan Rissman, remain "virtual" (via video or telephone conferencing).