During the first half of 2021, the number of wills drawn up in notary offices increased 41.7% in the country compared to the same period last year, according to data released by Colégio Notarial do Brasil – São Paulo Section (CNB/SP) .
In all, 17,538 documents were made from January to June this year, against 12,374 in the same period in 2020.
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The search grew more in the States of Amazonas, with 107%; Mato Grosso, with 75%; and Goiás, with 72%. In absolute numbers, the first place went to São Paulo, which rose from 3,933 wills in the first half of 2020 to 5,335 in the same period of 2021.
“The fear of the covid-19 pandemic and the possibility of virtual plowing through Provision 100 also contributed to the increase”, says Daniel Paes de Almeida, president of Colégio Notarial do Brasil – São Paulo Section, in a press release.
According to the CNB/SP, the will can be made by anyone over 16 years old who is in full capacity and able to express their will before the notary. The law requires the presence of two witnesses for the act, who cannot be relatives of the beneficiaries.
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