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Is it Possible to Set Up an Estate Plan in MA Without a Notary or Witnesses?

By Dennis R. Delaney

Signing a will during the COVID-19 crisis in Massachusetts is very challenging because, unlike most states, Massachusetts has not authorized remote notaries or witnesses. A revocable trust, however, can be created and revised with only the signature of its donor (i.e. you). Transferring financial assets to a revocable trust can be a stop-gap estate planning measure to ensure your family's finances will not be disrupted should you become incapacitated or pass away.

Continue reading for information about how you can set up a revocable trust as a substitute for a will.


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