Get Your Estate Plan Delivered
What's in an Estate Plan?
An Estate Plan includes one or both of the following categories of documents:
Estate Planning Process
You and Attorney Veronica DeSantis will meet to discuss your goals and recommendations for how to reach them.
Drafting & Review
Veronica will draft your documents and send them to you for review.
You and Veronica will work together to make any revisions needed and ensure your documents reflect your wishes.
You'll receive hard copies of your documents in the mail, which you'll either sign through a Remote Online Signing or by following instructions provided for an Independent Signing.
Remote Online Signing Process
You'll receive multiple copies of your estate planning documents, which you will sign and mail back using the box and prepaid shipping label provided. However, if you have a Last Will then you'll simply put this document aside and do nothing with it for now.
Schedule a signing anytime New Chapter Legal is open, including extended hours on certain weekdays and Saturdays. Please note that Will signings must be scheduled between 5 pm and 7 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, or between 11 am and 4 pm on Saturdays.
When it's time, you'll join the online meeting and Attorney Veronica DeSantis will be there to act as your Notary. If you're signing a Last Will then New Chapter Legal's friendly Legal Assistants, Kiara and Alexandra, will be there to act as your witnesses. Remote online signing use the Stavvy platform, which is like a sophisticated version of Zoom that's specifically made for and authorized to facilitate remote signings in New Hampshire.
After verifying your identity, you will physically sign your Last Will, if you have one, and will "acknowledge" all other signatures in your documents, so Veronica can physically notarize each one. Acknowledging a signature means that you verbally swear that you are the person who signed the document. If you have a Deed as part of your estate plan, your Deed will be signed, notarized, and recorded completely online.
Once the signing is complete, you will be mailed fully notarized originals of each estate planning document with wet signatures and raised seals. Put your documents in a safe place and congratulate yourself on your new estate plan!
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I required to do a remote online signing?
No, you can also choose the Independent Signing option, where you will receive detailed instructions on how to sign your documents on your own, so that they are valid according to New Hampshire laws.
Is there an additional fee for a remote online signing?
No, your fee includes the signing process of your choice, and you may select either a Remote Online Signing or an Independent Signing.
Will my documents be valid if I do a remote online signing?
Do I have to meet certain requirements to be able to do a remote online signing?
How do remote online signings work for joint estate plans?
The same way as for individuals. Each signer must meet all of the minimum requirements detailed above. However, both signers can use the same computer or separate computers to join the remote online signing.