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If a revocable trust is created by a settlor in Florida and

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If a revocable trust is created by a settlor in Florida and that the trustee to be isnt presently in the country,
how does the trustee who isnt in the country goes about signing and having witnesses sign as well? Can the document be emailed, signed, witnessed and notarized in another country by the trustee?
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Yes, absolutely the trustee can have documents signed, witnessed and notarized in another country. They will have to go to an American Consulate Office in the country and request an American notary. There should be witnesses at the Consulate but they may want to take witnesses just in case. There will likely be a notary fee and it generally requires an appointment.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

So Can I just email the document before I apply my own signature as grantor so the trustee can sign it with witness and notary stamp and then email me back the sign document or do I need to mail original and the trustee needs to mail back after signing?

Absolutely. That is the best way to go about getting this document completely signed.
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