Unfortunately, we can’t simply email closing documents for you to sign in front of a witness and a Notary Public. There are strict ethical requirements on how everything must be executed, and that means a Georgia licensed attorney must be physically present when all the closing documents are signed. Closings are considered the practice of law here in Georgia
That said, there are two potential options if you are nervous about coming to closing in person:
- Name an attorney-in-fact! If and whenever possible, we’d love to conduct your closing with someone here in our office acting as your attorney-in-fact. Let us do the work for you and you can stay safely at home!
- Close virtually! In limited circumstances, we may be able to handle your closing over Zoom and you can sign your closing documents from the comfort of your own home!
Health and safety are on everyone’s mind today. While we can’t just email documents for you to sign with a notary, we will happily work with you to find a way for your closing to happen as comfortably as possible. We’re all in this together, even though that means we may have to stay apart.