Witnessing and Notarizing Legal Documents During COVID-19XZ The Process Must Continue

stockfresh_8628171_legal-advice-book-title-3d_sizeS-300x150The coronavirus pandemic has Americans in a state of quarantine and there is no telling when this will all end. However, the legal process continues and will not be interrupted. There are still activities that require attention, and these include the witnessing and notarizing of legal documents.


The importance of witnessing and notarizing cannot be understated. Many legal documents must have that process completed to be legally binding and that includes powers of attorney and mortgages. Fortunately, some states are allowing remote online notarization (RON) to permit notaries to acknowledge documents without in-person witnesses. Other states are looking seriously at RON to deal with the current lockdown.


Employers are trying to help their workforce deal with the quarantines. Many are providing help with health insurance and allowing work from home. The coronavirus pandemic is a special type of emergency that employers can use to investigate other benefits that will help their employees. Group legal plans offer a variety of services and Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services is ready to assist any organization as management reaches out to help its employees.


We Provide Expert Attention


A Countrywide group legal plan centers on the advice and guidance offered by a nationwide network of attorneys. There is a Countrywide attorney located in the community where the client organization does business and it is easy to contact one of our attorneys. There is no problem with dealing over the telephone with our legal experts, so a visit to the office is not necessary.


Questions, Questions, Questions


Legalese can be very confusing to an ordinary person. The importance of specific procedures is not always easy to understand, so, naturally, a group legal plan member would have questions. Countrywide encourages those inquiries. Our attorneys are ready to answer questions about notarization and other legal processes that must be followed.


We expect our attorneys to have considerable empathy. Countrywide does not want anyone to feel intimidated by the law. One of the pre-paid legal services that we offer in all our group legal plan benefits is courtesy. We treat people with respect. Countrywide also allows an unlimited number of questions on a given subject. Our plan members are free to ask if they are not sure.


There are auxiliary services that are valuable during a time of quarantine. Our attorneys are authorized to make telephone calls and write letters on letterhead stationery for plan members. This type of communication service helps expedite activity.


The Client/Countrywide Team


Our goal is to provide as much pre-paid legal services as possible for a client organization and its employees. We do not know the demographics of the organization and we ask decision-makers to help us.


Clients choose what group legal plan benefits will be part of their unique plan. We are ready to explain all our services, but we will not press for one benefit over another. It is the client who chooses, and we administer that plan. Our administration is streamlined to make things even easier for plan members. No one is required to wait an excessive period for pre-paid legal services.


Thinking outside of the Box


Our attorneys can be creative in this time of difficulty. For example, documents can be notarized in a parking lot with the papers left on the hood of the car to assure social distance. And sanitizers and gloves can also be used. It is possible to use a cell phone to minimize personal contact, and our attorneys will do everything to facilitate any witnessing of notarization. It is all part of our commitment to giving plan members the best possible service during a very inconvenient time.


If you have any questions about what we can do for your employees, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We will answer your questions and provide you the information you need for a decision.