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What is a Notary Public?

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What is a Notary Public?

A Notary Public certify the proper execution of many of the life-changing documents of private citizens.

A Notary’s duty is to screen the signers of important documents — such as property deeds, wills and powers of attorney — for their true identity, their willingness to sign without duress or intimidation, and their awareness of the contents of the document or transaction.

Do you need to establish responsibility of your estate to someone you trust? We come to you in Broward county to notarize your State of Florida Durable Powers of Attorney forms.

Call/Text 954-866-5056 or Click here for more information

 

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What is a Last Will & Testament and Who needs one?

A will or testament is a legal document by which a person, the testator, expresses his or her wishes as to how his or her property is to be distributed at death, and names one or more persons, the executor, to manage the estate until its final distribution.

A will may also create a testamentary trust that is effective only after the death of the testator.

The testator is a person who has written and executed a last will and testament that is in effect at the time of his/her death

To help protect your family and your property, you can use a will to:

  • leave your property to someone you love or organizations you care about
  • name a personal guardian to care for your minor children
  • name a trusted person to care for and manage property you leave to your minor children,
  • and also name a personal representative, the person who makes sure that the terms of your will are carried out.

We provide private and confidential service throughout Broward county. We are background screened through the National Notary Association.  We do not give any legal advice or offer any legal representation.  You may want to consult an attorney in some cases. For example, if you think your will might be contested or if you want to disinherit a child or spouse, you should talk with an attorney. We simply professionally prepare your last wishes and notarize your signing.

Don’t let your estate go to probate! Contact our office today and setup your Last Will & testament signing with us at 954-866-5056

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Notarize your Last Will & Testament in Broward county – Call: 954-866-5056

2-last-will-and-testaments-broward-countyDo you need to notarize a Last Will & Testament? Our Agents are available to come to your location anywhere in Broward county and provide you with reliable and professional service. Same day appointments available!

Call our office at 954-866-5056 -or- if you need your Last Will & Testament forms prepared, we provide professional document preparation.

Simply submit your information online here. We will prepare (2) original copies completed with your information and bring them to your location in Broward County to be notarized.  

Don’t let your estate go to probate!

  In Florida, if you die without a will, your property will be distributed according to state “intestacy” laws. Florida’s intestacy law gives your property to your closest relatives, beginning with your spouse and children. If you have neither a spouse nor children, your grandchildren or your parents will get your property. This list continues with increasingly distant relatives, including siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and your spouse’s relatives. If the court exhausts this list to find that you have no living relatives by blood or marriage, the state will take your property.

We take pride in protecting your private financial information! All of  our agents are background screened by the National Notary Association.

Learn more information on Florida Last Will & Testaments here

To begin the process of executing your last wishes, complete the form below and submit your information to our office.  We will contact you and schedule a day to bring your documents to you for your notary signing. *Witness’ must be available.

Are you Married?(required)

Do you have any children?(required)

Would you like us to prepare a Power of Attorney for you?(required)

Would you like a Living Will prepared for you at this time?(required)

Do you need to Solemnize your Matrimony? Get Married in Florida!

loveFlorida is one of only three states (the other two are South Carolina and Maine) who authorize their notaries public to “solemnize the rites of matrimony.” §117.045, Florida Statutes. The Florida notary may perform a marriage ceremony providing the couple first obtain a marriage license from an authorized Florida official and may only perform such ceremony within the geographical boundaries of Florida. Thus, a Florida notary could not perform a marriage ceremony in another state. Additionally, a notary from another state, including South Carolina and Maine, could not perform a marriage ceremony in Florida. And, a Florida notary may not marry a couple who has obtained a marriage license from another state.

Getting married in South Florida? Call or text Justice of the Peace 954-866-5056

What are the requirements for under-aged marriage license applicants?

Any applicant under the age of eighteen (18) must have the consent of both parents or guardian. If custody of such minor has been granted to one parent, original proof must be provided. You may obtain consent forms from this office. If one parent is deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate is required. Proof of age and parents identity is required. This may be done with a certified copy of the person’s birth certificate. If the parent’s names do not match, additional proof may be required.

What are the marriage license fees and waiting period?

The standard marriage license fee is $93.50 and includes a 3-day waiting period before a marriage ceremony can be performed.

The only exceptions to the 3-day waiting period are:

    • If both applicants reside out-of-state and are able to present valid proof of photo identification indicating their out-of-state address at the time of filing the marriage license application. (Please call our office for other acceptable proof.)
    • If the applicants present an original pre-marital course completion certificate at the time of filing the marriage license application.

NOTE: If the couple elects the option to attend a pre-marital course from a registered provider, the marriage license fee is lowered to $61.00 and the waiting period is waived upon providing an original certificate of completion at the time of filing the application.

Prior to obtaining a marriage license, both parties must sign an affidavit indicating they have read the Family Law Handbook.

NOTE: Adobe Acrobat Reader Software is required to view the Family Law Handbook.

Click here to download a free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader software. This is a one-time process. Installation and browser configuration instructions are provided by Adobe Acrobat.

A Civil Marriage ceremony can be performed at your location anywhere  in Broward County.  Call or text 954-866-5056 to schedule your day.  No witnesses are required for a Civil Marriage ceremony, however they are recommended.

Where do I go to apply for a marriage license?

A marriage license or a Civil Marriage ceremony by the Clerk of Courts Office may be obtained at the following locations:

Main Broward County Courthouse
Marriage Division
201 S. E. 6th Street, Room 270
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

North Regional Courthouse
One-Stop Customer Service Division
1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Room 160
Deerfield Beach, Florida

West Regional Courthouse
One-Stop Customer Service Division
100 N. Pine Island Road, Room 180
Plantation, Florida

South Regional Courthouse
One-Stop Customer Service Division
3550 Hollywood Blvd., Room 160
Hollywood, Florida

Rick Case Honda
15700 Rick Case Honda Way
Davie, Florida
TUESDAYS ONLY

 

Directions to assist you in locating these offices are:

  • The Main Broward County Courthouse is located on the corner of S.E. Third Avenue and S. E. Sixth Street. Take Broward Boulevard to S. E. 3rd Avenue; go south on 3rd Avenue to S.E. 6th Street. The Marriage Department is located on the 2nd floor of the Main Broward County Courthouse. Office hours are Monday – Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • The North Regional Courthouse is located West of I-95, on Hillsboro Blvd. Office hours are Monday – Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
  • The West Regional Courthouse is located on the Northeast corner of Broward Boulevard and Pine Island Road. Office hours are Monday – Friday, from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • The South Regional Courthouse is located on Hollywood Boulevard, West of I-95 on the South side of the road. Office hours are Monday – Friday, from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • Rick Case Honda is located just west of I-75 and North of Griffin Road, in the used car building. Office hours are TUESDAYS ONLY, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Both parties must apply in person at the same time.

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How do I obtain a certified copy of my marriage certificate?

Broward county court sealA certified copy of any marriage license that has been issued by the Broward County Clerk of Courts from 1915 thru the present may be obtained in person at: 201 S.E. 6th Street, Room 270, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

As an added convenience, a certified copy of any marriage license that was issued by the Broward Clerk of the Courts from 1998 through the present may be obtained from one of the One Stop Satellite Locations in Plantation, Hollywood and Deerfield Beach, from the main courthouse located in Fort Lauderdale (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) or from the Rick Case Honda location (TUESDAYS ONLY, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM).

The information required is:

  • The marriage license must have been obtained in Broward County
  • Name of both parties (spouse 1 and spouse 2) at the time of the application
  • Date of the marriage
  • For those years prior to 1972, if you need this for Social Security as proof of age, you must also request a copy of the application.
  • Costs of the copies are $5.00 for the first copy and $3.00 for each additional copy.

*Acceptable forms of payment:

  • Checks – Attorney Firm, Personal, Business, Cashiers and Travelers made payable to the Clerk of Courts (mail only)
  • Money Orders – U.S. and International (in person and by mail)
  • Credit Cards – MasterCard and Visa (in person only)

* The One Stop Division locations will accept cash, credit cards, and money orders only (Personal or Business checks are not accepted at One Stop locations). The Marriage Division, located at the main courthouse, will accept cash, credit cards or money orders.

You may obtain a copy through the mail by sending the necessary information to:

Marriage Division
201 S.E. 6th Street, Room 270
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

We request that you include a check made payable to the Clerk of Courts in the appropriate amount and a stamped self addressed business envelope. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for a response.

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