Lisa Babish Forbes, a partner in the litigation group in the Vorys Cleveland office, authored an article in the September/October 2018 issue of the Probate Law Journal of Ohio titled, "Online Notaries Are Coming (And Why You Should Care)."
The articles states:
"Electronic signatures have enjoyed the same legal effect, validity, and enforceability as any wet-ink signature on paper since 2000. But, until recently, it has not been possible to create a valid power of attorney or transfer real estate without a piece of paper signed by hand by a notary public affirming that the person effecting the transaction physically appeared before the notary. That is about to change."
To read the full article, visit the Probate Law Journal of Ohio website.