Legal Document Preparation

In the intricate world of legal documentation, notaries public play a pivotal role. Our involvement extends beyond the mere witnessing of signatures; they are integral in the preparation and validation of a wide array of legal documents.

Please Note that we are not attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Florida, and we may not give legal advice or accept fees for legal advice.

Types of Documents Handled by Dragonfly Mobile Notary

Notaries are commonly involved in the preparation and certification of a variety of documents:

Legal Document PreparationWe can assist with creating:

  • Quit Claim Deeds
  • Lady Bird Deeds
  • Fl Warranty Deed
  • Designation of Healthcare Surrogate
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Living Will

The Notary’s Role in Document Preparation

A notary public is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters. Our primary functions include administering oaths and affirmations, taking affidavits and statutory declarations, witnessing and authenticating the execution of certain classes of documents, and performing certain other official acts depending on the jurisdiction.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Verification of Identity: Notaries ensure that the person signing a document is who they claim to be. This step is crucial in preventing fraud and protecting the interests of all parties involved.
  2. Assessing Willingness and Capacity: It is the notary’s duty to ensure that the signatory is signing out of their own free will and has the mental capacity to understand the document.
  3. Witnessing Signatures: One of the core duties of a notary is to witness the signing of documents, thereby confirming that the signatories have indeed signed the documents in their presence.
  4. Document Certification: Notaries can certify copies of documents, attesting to their authenticity.

    The Importance of Notaries in Legal Documentation

    The involvement of a notary in legal document preparation is of paramount importance for several reasons:

    1. Preventing Fraud: By verifying identities and witnessing signatures, notaries help prevent fraudulent activities.
    2. Legal Compliance: Notaries ensure that documents comply with legal standards, thereby reducing the risk of disputes or legal challenges.
    3. Public Trust: As public officers, notaries lend credibility and trust to the documents they handle.
    4. Ease of International Transactions: Notarized documents are often essential in international transactions, where the authenticity of a document needs to be unquestionable.