Congratulations on finalizing your estate plan! Now that you have scheduled your "signing day" appointment, here is what you need to know:
1) The Notary
I work with a local notary. His fee schedule is below:
1-5 signatures: $25 travel plus $15 per each notarized signature
6-10 signatures - $100 flat including travel
11-15 signatures - $125 flat including travel
16-20 signatures - $150 flat including travel
21-29 signatures - $200 flat including travel
30+ Signatures - $300 flat including travel
2) Next Steps
The only document that you will not sign when we meet is your will. You will need to execute that document as soon as possible, after signing all of the other documents. Two witnesses who witness your signature are required. They must be disinterested parties - no beneficiaries or agents. So, typically people choose neighbors and co-workers or friends not otherwise listed in their estate plan.
Please arrange to meet with your witnesses to have them witness your will signing as soon as possible. You can even invite them to this appointment.
You and your witnesses MUST HAVE VALID CURRENT state-issued IDs (driver's license, or passport).
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW FILE FOR INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING YOUR WILL SIGNING.