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Epilogue x Notary Pro: Better Together

August 30, 2021
Epilogue is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Notary Pro that will give customers discounted access to in-person notary services.
Written By Rachel KellyAugust 30, 2021

Epilogue’s mission is clear and straightforward: make estate planning as easy and accessible as possible. From creating a Will to properly executing it, Epilogue aims to support customers through the entire process and offer the most comprehensive online estate planning solution.

Epilogue is the only online estate planning platform to include an Affidavits of Execution (or Affidavits of Attestation) document with every Will. An Affidavit is not legally required but is highly recommended as it confirms a witness was present at your Will signing. While a Will does not need a legal professional to be valid, an affidavit does require a notary public, lawyer, or commissioner—that’s where Notary Pro comes in.

Epilogue is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Notary Pro, Canada’s top-rated Notary Public and Commissioner service. All Epilogue customers that would like to get their Affidavit signed by a notary can take advantage of discounted in-person notary services with Notary Pro. Notary Pro currently has locations in Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (with more provinces coming soon!)

What is a notary?

A notary is someone authorized to witness and validate signatures on official documents, like Affidavits, insurance claims, and even proof of vaccination attestations.

With this partnership, Epilogue customers can visit any Notary Pro location to receive discounted in-person notary services.

Do I need my Will notarized?

In general, Wills do not need to be notarized. However, at least one of the witnesses should complete an Affidavit of Execution (or Affidavits of Attestation, depending on what province they live in).

An affidavit is a legal document signed by a witness to confirm that the Will was signed correctly and that they were present at the Will signing. The Affidavit must be completed in the presence of a notary or commissioner who must also sign the document.

How do I find a notary?

Visit Notary Pro to find out about in-person notary services in your area. Epilogue customers are now eligible for a 10% discount on all Notary Pro in-person services with an exclusive promo code. If you live in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan you can find a Notary Pro location here. More provinces will be available soon, so watch this space!

If you’re an Epilogue customer and haven’t received your discount code yet, feel free to reach out to us at help@epiloguewills.com.

Written By Rachel Kelly
Rachel is the Community Manager at Epilogue. She is passionate about making estate planning accessible across all communities and identities. She lives in Toronto’s Church and Wellesley Village with a small jungle of houseplants.