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Sign a will vertually

The creation and execution of Wills has become a focus during the Covid-19 pandemic due the requirement that the testator and two witnesses be in the presence of one another at the time of signing.   In response to the difficulties with maintaining social distancing and continuing to execute Wills and Power of Attorneys, Ontario has announced emergency measures that will allow the virtual execution of wills and power of attorneys.  

“In the presence” now allows for witnessing to be completed through audio-visual communication technology provided that at least one person who is providing services as a witness is a licensee within the meaning of the Law Society Act at the time of making, acknowledgement or subscribing for wills or execution for power of attorneys.   This is permitted through any form of technology where the parties are able to see, hear and communicate with each other in real time.   These changes will allow our team at Pavey Law LLP to continue to service our clients in the completion of Wills and Power of Attorneys during these uncertain times while also increasing our ability to keep staff and clients safe. 

If you are interested in having a Will and/or Power of Attorney completed through our social distancing measures or virtual witnessing, please contact us at 519-621-7260.

COVID-19: OFFICE RESPONSE & PROCEDURE

Dear Clients and Visitors,

At Pavey, Law LLP the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, clients, contacts, and colleagues is foremost in our minds as we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak.

To do our part to reduce the risk of, we have adjusted our business operations by implementing the following protocols:

The firm has limited client meetings to urgent matters only and moved to teleconferencing where appropriate.  Clients will be contacted directly to make alternative meeting arrangements or to reschedule.

If you are attending our office for an urgent meeting and/or delivery, no client or visitor shall be permitted into our office, if:

They have traveled internationally or have been in close contact with someone who has travelled internationally any time in the past 14 days; or

They have any reason to believe that they might otherwise have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days; or

They are exhibiting any symptoms of infection (e.g. fever, dry cough, shortness of breath or other breathing difficulties).

Should the outbreak result in a full office closure, we have a contingency plan to implement remote work capabilities and have technology to ensure our accounting systems and data are available and secure. By modifying our operations and working remotely, our lawyers and staff will continue to be responsive to your legal and business needs.

Limited access into our Reception will be permitted to exchange documents and to accept deliveries and payments.

PLEASE CONTACT US AT 519-621-7260 SHOULD YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH ACCESSING OUR RECEPTION.

We wish everyone well as we collectively navigate this global health challenge.

Pavey Law LLP