Category Archives: Affidavits

What is an Apostille or Certificate of Notarial Authority?

An apostille is an International certification attached to documents that have already been signed and notarized by a notary.  In Florida, the Division of Corporations issues these certifications. The Florida Secretary of State is the ONLY competent authority authorized to issue apostille … Continue reading

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What is a “Self-proving” Affidavit and Who needs one?

To finalize your Will in Florida, you must sign your will in front of two witnesses, and your witnesses must sign your will. In Florida, you do not need to notarize your will to make it legal. However, the release … Continue reading

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Do you need to certify the Contents of a Safe-Deposit Box?

  Florida law provides that a financial institution may open a safe-deposit box if the rental fee is past due, providing that proper notice has been made and that certain other conditions are met. A notary public is authorized and required … Continue reading

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