How Estate Planning is Getting Increasingly Digital

How Estate Planning is Getting Increasingly Digital

Businesses of all types are going increasingly digital with their operations. This has been in the works for years, but was accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many fields of law are also seeing an increased reliance on digital technology, and estate planning is no exception. Consider the following:

  • Multiple states already allow digital estate planning services, such as online notarization, which the courts in those states deem valid.
  • An increasing number of estate planning attorneys offer clients the option to conduct meetings virtually rather than in person. This is a service that will likely stick around long after the pandemic is over due to convenience.
  • Digitization of estate planning documents provide quicker turnaround time to review drafts so the process of revising estate plans can be less of a burden.
  • Digital notarization is also becoming increasingly popular. Multiple platforms offer online notarization capabilities.

The vast majority of legal work (including estate planning) is still done in person using traditional methods. But it is always a good idea to be in the know about potential options available to you and the technological trends in a legal field relevant to you.

For more information about current estate planning trends, contact an experienced Tampa, FL estate planning lawyer at BaumannKangas Estate Law.