Trust & Will partners with Notarize to launch first eWill in Florida
Trust & Will , a digital service to create, edit, store, and share trusts and wills, and Notarize , a platform for legally signing and notarizing documents online, recently completed the first electronic Will (eWill) in the state of Florida, one year after completing the first eWill in US history.
The growing partnership between Trust & Will and Notarize addresses the heightened interest for safe and secure estate planning solutions – demand that extends beyond the stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines in response to COVID-19. A growing number of states are moving toward allowing this new method of digital execution, understanding that recent circumstances require innovation and flexibility.
“Consumers have come to expect all matters of their life to be digital, and unfortunately, legal is one of the few remaining industries to resist adoption of technology. With the pandemic, perceptions have changed dramatically, and consumers, attorneys, and legislators are more open-minded to eWills.” – Co-Founder and CEO of Trust & Will, Cody Barbo.
Founded in 2017 and a team of ~28, Trust & Will has helped more than 125,000 members start their estate plans and demand for the company’s services have more than doubled since March 2020 as a result of the recent pandemic. Through the continuation of this partnership, Trust & Will now has the ability to offer their services to the growing number of Americans who prefer a fully digital estate planning experience.
“Amid a global pandemic and surrounded by so much uncertainty, many people have made estate planning and wealth management a top priority in 2020. We embrace the challenge of solving problems that matter, and while today was a first in Florida, it certainly won’t be the last. COVID has reaffirmed that everyone deserves access to safe, secure, convenient technologies that allow us to manage our lives and our futures on our terms. This milestone moment, and our partnership with Trust & Will, furthers our mission of bringing on-demand trust to some of life’s most important moments.” – Founder and CEO of Notarize, Pat Kinsel.