Notarial services for wills and probate

Senior Happy Couple Shaking Hand With Financial AdvisorA notary is a qualified lawyer who mainly deals with the authentication and certification of signatures and documents for use abroad.

Unlike solicitors, whose responsibility is to their client, a notary’s responsibility is to ensure that what he does may be relied upon by anyone who may receive the notarised document, in any part of the world.

What does a notary do?

A notary cannot represent you in court but they can do any form of legal work such as family and private client work including wills, probate and the administration of estates. The majority of notaries also practise as solicitors.

  • A notary may exercise the powers of a Commissioner for Oaths.
  • A notary can provide international trade services for commercial firms, as well as private individuals. Some of these services may include:
    • creating powers of attorney for use overseas
    • dealing with land and property conveyance abroad
    • assisting with the administration of the estates of people who are abroad, or who own property abroad
    • confirming personal documents and information for travelling purposes, or for marriage or work applications that are made abroad
    • verifying company documents and business transactions

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