Virtual and Counterpart Execution of Wills and POAs: Order Extended
The Ontario government has recently announced which orders currently in force under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (ROA) have been extended, and which will end. Under ROA, orders can be extended for up to 30 days at a time.
The Limitation Periods order will end and suspended time periods will resume running on September 14, 2020.
O. Reg. 129/20, which allows for the temporary virtual and counterpart execution of Wills and Powers of Attorney, has been extended until September 22, 2020. For a full list of orders under the ROA which have been extended, please see here.
For more information and resources on witnessing and executing Wills and Powers of Attorney virtually and in counterpart, please see our COVID-19 Wills & Estate Planning resource page, here, or the eState Planner blog, here.
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