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Does a Maryland Will Have to be Notarized?

WillNo. Maryland Code, Estates and Trusts, does not require the notarization of a Will created in Maryland.

An Advance Directive (aka, Health Care Directive, Advance Health Care Directive, Maryland Advance Directive) and Living Will (aka, Maryland Living Will) also does not require a notary seal in Maryland.

As created by the 2010 Maryland General and Limited Power of Attorney Act, a Maryland Personal Financial Power of Attorney and Maryland Limited Power of Attorney created after October 1, 2010, must be notarized.

For a free, confidential conversation to discuss these and other estate planning matters, or to create your own estate plan, contact Maryland estate planning attorney Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, or by clicking here.

Day, evening and weekend appointments are available in office or at your residence. Mr. Reichert personally serves clients in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County, Frederick County, Montgomery County and throughout most of Maryland.