COVID-19 Information

DISCLAIMER: The information on this page is provided as courtesy and general guidance, but is not provided as legal advice by the RPPTL Section or Florida Bar, and should not be relied upon in any manner.  Each lawyer needs to individually and independently review any information provided and make his/her own determinations as to the validy and appropriateness of such information prior to use.   

March 31, 2020
What the Pros are Doing: Some Advice from Professional Guardians and Care Managers on How to Get Through the Pandemic (Submitted by Nick Curley) RPPTL Guardianship and Advance Directives Committee Chair, Nick Curley, has compiled some practical advice regarding care for Wards in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Issues Affecting Commercial Leases (Submitted by Brenda Ezell)
Florida Notarization Summary Chart  (Submitted by J. Allison Archbold) -With “social distancing” guidelines in place, questions have arisen about what documents must be notarized. RPPTL Section Member, J. Allison Archbold, has prepared a helpful reference chart to assist practitioners in navigating these issues. 
March 30, 2020
March 27, 2020
March 26, 2020
Practical Thoughts on Remote Notarization, E-Wills, and Will Execution Issues in Light of COVID-19 (Submitted by Sarah S. Butters)
As we all adapt to “social distancing” and remote work environments in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the RPPTL Section has been inundated with questions regarding remote notarization, the status of Florida’s electronic wills statute, and other document execution concerns. The RPPTL Section’s Probate Division Director, Sarah Butters, addresses these and other issues in an 18-minute video from her home in Tallahassee. She discusses the Florida Supreme Court’s March 18, 2020 order regarding remote notary oaths and its application to estate planning, Florida’s recent remote notarization legislation, the status of remote witnessing of electronic wills, and other practical suggestions about the execution and notarization of estate planning documents in light of current events.


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