Utah now allows an electronic will. Here's what you need to know.
Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Utah has passed a new law allowing a Last Will and Testament to be signed virtually, In light of the recent pandemic, the Utah Legislature took up H.B. 6001 also called the Uniform Electronic Wills Act.
Previously, a will had to be signed in the physical presence of two witnesses and notarized. The bill amends the current probate code to allow a the testator and to sign their will in the physical or electronic presence of two witnesses. Additionally, the bill allows a person to sign the document through an electronic symbol or process by affixing any symbol to the will with the intent that it represents the person's signature.
In the past, we would be able to come to someone's home or hospital room to sign wills, but that has become more difficult during the pandemic. Electronic wills could allow more people to have a valid will in the state of Utah without compromising any health or safety.
We are excited about offering this virtual signing experience and the chance to better serve our clients. Contact us today to set up your estate plan virtually and stay healthy.