Remote Estate Planning

At GG&A, we understand the additional burdens and anxieties that these ever-changing times present for our clients and the community at large. Since the signs of the COVID-19 emergency have become more apparent, and particularly since Governor Wolf authorized the state-wide stay at-home order, we have received numerous calls and emails from clients with a pressing, time sensitive need to get their estate plans in order. In times of crisis and uncertainty, it has become more necessary to make certain that our families are protected and that we have the appropriate contingencies in place. We are often asked how we can assist people in these matters when the stay-at-home order all but prohibits the traditional, in-person meetings that we have grown accustomed, and which require the physical presence of notaries public.

As of April 2, 2020, the Department of State requested and received a temporary limited suspension of the Pennsylvania statute requiring in-person notarization to accommodate these concerns during our global crisis. Specifically, the suspension now allows for remote notarization of certain documents, including powers of attorney, self-executing wills, and advance health care directives. With the use of audio-video technologies that are available on our computers and other mobile devices, GG&A has the blueprint in place to comply with these evolving laws and to serve our community as it has done for more than thirty years.

If these frightening times have provided you the spark to finally have your wills prepared or powers of attorney in place, GG&A has the resources and tools to ensure that your needs are met with the professional service that you expect. We offer package rates for customers who want to have their last wills, general durable powers of attorney, and advance health care directives prepared, and we will be honoring a significant discount for all essential, front-line workers who do not have the ability to work at-home through these trying times.

Please contact us at (412) 678-7900, or by email at mpotochny@gaydoslaw.com, to discuss how we may best assist you through this process.