In quarantine conditions, going to a notary may be difficult or unsafe. CONFIDENCE Law Office reminds individuals of alternative ways to legally create a will. Laws allow for the option of a handwritten personal will, eliminating the need for notarization. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s crucial that a personal will can be drafted without the presence of others, making neither a notary nor witnesses mandatory.

Common mistakes arising from a lack of legal knowledge include inconsistency, ambiguity, contradictory content, unclear intent of the testator, and the use of computer-written text. Additionally, failure to hand over the will to a notary for safekeeping or to be approved by a court after death can occur.

CONFIDENCE Law Office lawyers can provide guidance on properly formulating the content of a will, assist in the processes of drafting and approving a will, and offer advice on other property transfer matters.