The Louisiana Civil Law Notary has broad powers usually reserved for attorneys in other states. A Notary can draft, prepare and execute affidavits, acknowledgments and Authentic Acts. Since our contract with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles requires many transactions to be notarized prior to processing, you will find a Notary at every ABC Title Public Tag Agency.ABC TITLE - Notary Services
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There are many documents that require notarization. Affidavits, Titles, Powers of Attorney, Licensing forms, and Lien Waivers are just a few of the various documents that must often be signed in front of a Notary. ABC Title of Harvey charges $20 dollars for notarizations (does not include form completion or document preparation). *WE DO NOT NOTARIZE WILLS PREPARED BY SOMEONE ELSE OR AN ONLINE SERVICE
General Power of Attorney (Procuration)
Making a General Power of Attorney gives authority to another person (your “Agent”) to act in your behalf. These powers include handling financial affairs, business matters, making gifts, hiring professional assistance, and more. A General Power of Attorney is a great tool if you will be traveling and need someone to handle certain matters, or in the event you are physically or mentally incapable of managing your own affairs or making medical decisions.
Limited Power of Attorney
You can specify which powers an Agent may exercise by making a Limited Power of Attorney. This is useful when one cannot be present to handle affairs due to other commitments. Selling or donating automobiles, transferring property, and paying bills, are just a few of the common powers specified in a Limited Power of Attorney.
Provisional Custody by Mandate
Provisional Custody by Mandate is a Louisiana instrument that allows parents of a minor child to authorize another person to provide for the care, custody and control of that minor.
Provisional Custody is used when a minor child will be spending an extended period of time with someone who is not his/her parent or legal guardian. The “Custodian” usually has the power to enroll the child in school, discipline the child, authorize medical care for the child, and perform any other acts necessary for the well-being of the child. The authority can be granted for a period of no greater than one year.
*Provisional Custody is different from full Legal Custody and Adoption, both of which are usually permanent and require a court proceeding.
If you need a Simple Will, ABC Title is a fast and inexpensive alternative to a lawyer or online self-help service like Legal Zoom. Our Notarial Testaments meet Louisiana’s required form and are drafted by a Notary in accordance with Louisiana State Law. If you know how to sign your name, if you can read, and are physically able to do both, then we can help.
An Affidavit is a statement of facts which is sworn to (or affirmed) before an officer who has authority to administer an oath (i.e. Notary Public). Common types of Affidavits in Louisiana are Affidavits of Residency, Affidavits of Heirship, and Affidavits of Error. ABC Title can usually customize an Affidavit to meet your needs.
Certified / True Copies
Notaries are frequently asked to make a “Certified” or “Attested” copy of an original document. Please note that when a Notary makes an “Attested” copy of a document, he/she is not guaranteeing the authenticity of the Original Document, its contents, or its effects. The Notary is simply stating that the document photocopy is a “True” and complete copy of the original document that was presented. Bring us your Original Passport, Driver’s License, College Degree or other Original Document and we will make a “Certified True Copy” (You must present the original document to the Notary.)
Unlimited Notary Contracts
We offer an Unlimited Notary Contract for contractors or organizations requiring frequent Notary services. Pay one low annual fee and receive unlimited (non-title) notarizations for any employee of your company or any subcontractor working on one of your jobs. Pricing based on volume and new contracts are prorated quarterly. Ask one of our notaries for details!
A. We accept any original government issued I.D. and a few others. (U.S. issued Driver’s License, State Issued I.D., Passport, and TWIC Card)Q. Can I bring a document signed by another person to be notarized?
A. No. The person who is signing the document must appear before and sign the document in the presence of the Notary after presenting a valid form of identification.Q. My document requires witnesses. Do I need to bring two people in with me?
A. ABC Title of Harvey can provide you with witnesses Monday through Friday. We operate with a reduced staff on weekends (call ahead to inquire about weekend witnesses).Q. Do you notarize Wills prepared by Legal Zoom or another notary?
A. Unfortunately, ABC Title of Harvey does not notarize wills prepared by a third party, we can however prepare a simply will for you. Ask one of our Notaries for more information.