In good news to help with real estate transactions and wills while we're practicing social distancing, watch for an Executive Order soon from Governor Hutchinson to allow "virtual notarization" and "virtual witnessing" of legal documents. A specialty section of the Arkansas Bar circulated a draft of the order on Friday with an indication that we should move quickly if we had any suggested changes before it was implemented. Many States already allow them, but Arkansas has not done that yet, so the Governor's Executive Order will allow it temporarily. Hopefully, we'll implement legislation to keep it in place after the emergency passes.
Executive Order 20-12 allowing virtual notarization became effective yesterday, March 30, 2020. https://governor.arkansas.gov/.../executi.../EO_20-12.__.pdf