Ready or Not, Like It or Not, E-Wills/Trusts/and Other Estate Planning Documents are Coming

Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Ruth Eckerd Hall
Speaker: Angela M. Adams, Law Office of Wm. Fletcher Belcher
Chapter 2019-71, Laws of Florida, was adopted this past legislative session.  This legislation provides that most electronic documents can be remotely notarized and/or witnessed when the notary, witnesses, and the signer (or “principal”) are in different physical locations and are connected via audio-video communication technology.  Of particular interest to estate and trust practitioners, the legislation includes provisions and rules allowing for wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents to be witnessed and/or notarized electronically, including when the witnesses and notary are not physically present with the testator/settlor/principal, but rather, are "present" via audio-video communication technology.  While the legislation includes a number of new provisions relating to notaries, this presentation will focus on the aspects of the new laws relating to electronic estate planning documents.
The luncheon meeting will be held at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Margarete Heye Great Room located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater 33759. The meeting will begin promptly at Noon with the opportunity to network at 11:30 a.m.


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Meeting Location:

Ruth Eckerd Hall ~ Margarete Heye Great Room DIRECTIONS

1111 N. McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759


Advance reservations are required.

Members - FREE (Included in Annual Dues)

Potential Members - FREE (1st Time Guests that are potential members)

Guests - $25.00

ANGELA M. ADAMS practices estate and trust litigation with the Law Office of Wm. Fletcher Belcher in St. Petersburg.  She graduated from Vanderbilt University and received her law degree from Stetson University College of Law.  She is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of The Florida Bar.  Angela currently chairs the RPPTL Section’s Ad Hoc Study Committee on Professional Fiduciary Licensing, is the immediate past chair of the Section’s Trust Law Committee (2014-2019), and is a member of several other Section committees.  She previously served on the Power of Attorney Committee that authored the 2011 Florida Power of Attorney Act.  Angela is listed as an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite.  She is a frequent lecturer and writer on estate and trust topics.

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