LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Trust & Will, the easiest way to create, edit, and manage your estate documents, completed the first end-to-end digital Will powered by Notarize, the most trusted platform for legally signing and notarizing documents online.
Cory McCormick, a Las Vegas police officer, signed the country’s first digital Will to cap off this historic event.
“It was pretty cool to have completed the entire Will process online from start to finish,” said McCormick. “Serving in the line of duty presents a lot of unknowns, but having a Will now gives me peace of mind to support my family and loved ones.”
McCormick was able to sign and notarize his Will in minutes; a process that would have otherwise taken him nearly an hour, on top of the travel time required to find a lawyer.
“Our mission is help everyone leave a lasting legacy. We achieved that major milestone by completing the first ever digital Will,” said Cody Barbo, Founder and CEO of Trust & Will. “By digitizing the entire process, people can proactively manage their estate and dynamically update it with major life events such as children, liquidity, inheritance, and more. As more states accept online Wills, Notarize will be the dream partner to deliver this experience to more of the country.”
60 percent of Americans do not have a Will today, and 70 percent of parents have yet to take the necessary steps to protect their loved ones. Together, Notarize and Trust & Will are making this easier than ever.
"There are not many bigger moments in life than estate planning," said Pat Kinsel, Founder and CEO of Notarize. "Our opportunity is to empower people to access their Wills and Trusts online, and make updates on their terms, because life doesn’t happen when a bank or a lawyer has time in their schedule for you; it happens in a moment, sometimes unexpectedly, and requires technology to be there when you need it most.”
Notarize is a digital platform that provides a convenient, secure and scalable solution for life’s most important moments. All participants can review, sign, and collaborate online to process transactions in a completely paperless format, when and where it works for them. Nevada is the first state to allow electronic notaries to perform and witness digital Wills.
About Trust & Will
Since 2017, Trust & Will has helped more than 10,000+ members successfully protect their legacy. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Trust & Will is modernizing the $170B+ trust and estate planning industry with an easy, fast, and secure way to set up your estate plan online. Trust & Will streamlines the estate planning process for the half of all adults who have put off setting up their will or trust. It enables parents, homeowners, and loved ones to have peace of mind without the confusion, time commitment, and cost of setting up an estate plan with an attorney. To learn more, please visit: www.trustandwill.com.
Notarize is the first platform to empower thousands of people each day to sign and notarize documents online. From adopting a child to buying a home, Notarize builds trusted products and services that support life's most important moments. For more information on our mission, visit www.notarize.com.